WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that employees of MCI Service Parts, Inc. in Loudonville, including on-site contracted employees from Kelly Services, Inc., are eligible to apply for trade adjustment assistance (TAA) through the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Only those workers involved in activities related to the production of motor coach component parts, who were partially or totally displaced on or after July 7, 2013, are qualified to apply for assistance.

“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 Loudonville have the financial support and training opportunities needed for a fresh start.”

The TAA program is a federal program that identifies workers who lose their jobs or whose work hours and wages are reduced as a result of increased imports, and aids them in obtaining new employment. 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 work through a combination of these services.