June 3, 2009: Congressman Tim Ryan Announces Additional Relief for Ohio’s Workers
Additional $20 million comes as an NEG modification, more TAA money
Washington, DC –Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-17) announced that the Federal Government has made available an additional $20,757,746 for the State of Ohio to help workers who have lost their jobs due to the continued national economic crisis. The government expanded current National Emergency Grant (NEG) funds by $1,657,746 to assist approximately 700 employees who were affected by the layoffs at the Chrysler Twinsburg Stamping Plant. The NEG was initially awarded on March 27, 2009 and made funds available to assist workers from other Ohio plants including GM Lordstown. The government also made available $19.1 million in Trade Adjustment Assistance funding.
“Our continued economic troubles and the latest developments in the auto industry demand that we act swiftly to get workers the help they desperately need,” said Congressman Tim Ryan. “By making these extra monies available, we are getting people the short term relief they need now, while we work on the long term goal of restarting the American economy and creating jobs.”