Brown Announces Federal Trade Adjustment Assistance for More than 260 Mansfield GM Workers

New Federal Funds Will Provide Income Support, Retraining, and Benefits to Displaced Workers

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 260 workers who were laid off when the GM Stamping Plant in Mansfield closed.

"Losing a job can devastate families and can affect whole communities," Brown said. "This assistance will enable Mansfield workers to find good jobs as soon as possible. We must ensure that displaced workers have the financial support and skills 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 allowance, and relocation allowances. Qualified workers may quickly return to employment through a combination of these services.

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