WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that more than 80 workers at DRS Mobile Environmental Systems Company are eligible to apply for worker adjustment assistance. Certification was approved by the U.S. Department of Labor through a new law put in place by the Recovery Act.
"Losing a job can devastate families and affect whole communities," Brown said. "These funds will help ensure that these displaced workers in Hamilton County have the financial support and training opportunities to get a fresh start."
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.