Brown Announces Trade Adjustment Assistance For More Than 860 Hostess Workers In Ohio

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that more than 860 workers at Hostess Brands, Inc. in Ohio are eligible to apply for worker adjustment assistance through the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Brown urged DOL to act swiftly to ensure financial support for these workers and their families.

“The loss of a job can be a devastating experience,” Brown said.  “Ohioans who work hard and play by the rules should not be left to struggle when they lose their job through no fault of their own. These resources will help ensure that displaced workers in Ohio have the financial support and training opportunities to get a fresh start.”

Displaced workers involved in the supply of product cost and business development services are qualified to apply for assistance.

The Trade Adjustment Assistance 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.

Brown has been a leader in Senate efforts to protect the Trade Adjustment Assistance program. Last May, Brown led forty-one U.S. Senators in urging President Barack Obama not to submit any free trade agreements to Congress—including pending agreements for Colombia, Panama, and South Korea—until Congress agrees to extend a long-term extension of TAA, including 2009 bipartisan reforms that allowed additional trade-affected workers to qualify for assistance. Thanks to Brown’s efforts, an extension of TAA was passed in September 2011 and extends the program until 2013.

COUNTY

LOCATION

ELIGIBLE WORKERS

LOCATION TYPE

ADAMS

WEST UNION - 11756 STATE RT 41

13

STORE/DEPOT

ALLEN

LIMA - 1698 FINDLAY RD

16

STORE/DEPOT/GARAGE

ASHTABULA

GENEVA-1486 OLD HARPERSFIELD

14

DEPOT

CLERMONT

BATAVIA - 600 KILGORE AVE

3

STORE

CUYAHOGA

CLEVELAND DEPOT

62

DEPOT

CUYAHOGA

PARMA HEIGHTS - 6277 PEARL RD

3

STORE

DEFIANCE

DEFIANCE - BROWN'S BREAD PLANT

55

PLANT

DEFIANCE

DEFIANCE - 999 PROCOM DR, SUITE 101

8

DEPOT

DEFIANCE

DEFIANCE - 13976 S ST RT 15

NA

STORAGE

FRANKLIN

GAHANNA - 350 W JOHNSTOWN RD

30

STORE/DEPOT

FRANKLIN

COLUMBUS - 609 OAKLAND PARK

28

DEPOT

HAMILTON

CINCINNATI - BUTTERNUT PLANT

154

PLANT

HAMILTON

CINCINNATI - 800 GLENDALE MILFORD RD

39

DEPOT

HAMILTON

CINCINNATI - NATIONAL ACCOUNTS OFFICE

5

OFFICE

HAMILTON

CINCINNATI - 6212 GLENWAY AVE

5

STORE

HAMILTON

HARRISON -1551 Stone Dr.

4

STORE

HAMILTON

NORWOOD - 3766 MONTGOMERY RD

3

STORE

LAKE

MADISON - 354 N LAKE ST

3

STORE

LICKING

HEATH - 1317 HEBRON RD

14

STORE/DEPOT

LOGAN

NORTHWOOD - WONDER/HOSTESS PLANT

158

PLANT

LOGAN

NORTHWOOD - 3818 WOODVILLE RD

39

STORE/DEPOT/GARAGE

LUCAS

TOLEDO - 5405 TELEGRAPH RD

3

STORE

LUCAS

TOLEDO - 700 S BRYNE ST

NA

WAREHOUSE

MAHONING

YOUNGSTOWN - 1535 MAHONING AVE

26

STORE/DEPOT

MONTGOMERY

DAYTON - 1306 BRANDT PIKE

35

STORE/DEPOT

MONTGOMERY/MIAMI/GREENE

HUBER HEIGHTS - 7980 CENTER POINT 70 BLVD

31

DEPOT

RICHLAND

MANSFIELD - 1699 W 4TH ST

14

STORE/DEPOT

ROSS

CHILLICOTHE - 255 N WOODBRIDGE AVE

15

STORE/DEPOT

STARK

CANTON - 2700 ATLANTIC BLVD

24

STORE/DEPOT

SUMMIT

AKRON - 1500 FRESTONE PKWY

36

DEPOT/GARAGE

SUMMIT

AKRON - 552 CANTON BLVD

4

STORE

SUMMIT/PORTAGE

TALLMADGE - 257 WEST AVE

NA

STORE

TUSCARAWAS

DOVER - 207 N WOOSTER AVE

13

DEPOT

TUSCARAWAS

DOVER - 209 N WOOSTER AVE

NA

STORE

WASHINGTON

BELPRE - 1210 WASHINGTON BLVD

10

STORE/DEPOT

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