Dec. 4, 2009: Congressman Tim Ryan Announces TAA Eligibility for Severstal Employees
Washington D.C. – Congressman Tim Ryan (D-Niles), announced today that the workers of Severstal Warren, Inc., Warren, Ohio, (TA-W-70, 903) displaced by recent job losses will receive important job training and placement assistance from the United States Department of Labor.
“This favorable decision made by the Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance was extremely critical - the TAA benefits will help ensure that these workers will get the training and job placement assistance they need to be successful. This is long overdue for the families affected by the Severstal situation. This cushions the blow, but we will not be happy until that plant is pumping out steel and all the workers are back earning a good living,” said Congressman Ryan.
* Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) help trade-affected workers who have lost their jobs as a result of increased imports or shifts in production out of the United States. Certified individuals may be eligible to receive one or more program benefits and services depending on what is needed to return them to employment. (Source: https://www.doleta.gov/tradeact/benefits.cfm)
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