Brown Announces Federal Trade Adjustment Assistance for More Than 1200 Manufacturing Workers in Ohio

New Federal Funds Will Provide Support to Displaced Workers in Cuyahoga, Hamilton, Lorain and Mahoning Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has approved Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) benefits for more than 1200 workers who were laid off due to increased foreign imports.

"Losing a job can devastate families and affect whole communities," Brown said.
"These funds will help ensure that these displaced workers have the financial support and training opportunities to get a fresh start."

The TAA program is a federal program that provides aid to workers who lose their jobs or whose work hours and wages are reduced as a result of increased imports. The program extends benefits including training for employment in another job or career, income support, job search allowances, and relocation allowances. Qualified workers may quickly return to employment through a combination of these services.

Below are the companies receiving assistance:

Company Name


Avon Products, Inc.


Hugo Boss Cleveland, Inc


Lordstown Seating Systems


Stein, Inc.



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