U.S. Department of Labor Awards Additional Dislocated Worker Funding to Support Individuals Affected by Auto Industry Layoffs in Northeast Ohio
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced $875,000 in additional funding for a National Dislocated Worker Grant awarded to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The funding will allow for the continuation of reemployment services to workers affected by layoffs from the General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio, as well as from four additional auto industry suppliers in Northeast Ohio.
All workers dislocated from these employers have been certified as eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), enabling them to seek training through that program in order to find comparable reemployment. The funding provides these workers access to services not available through the TAA program, such as supportive services enabling participants to stay in training through completion and employment and training services for eligible displaced homemakers.
Supported by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, Dislocated Worker Grants temporarily expand the service capacity of dislocated worker training and employment programs at the state and local levels by providing funding assistance in response to large, unexpected economic events that cause significant job losses.
The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.