Averting mass layoffs

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Averting mass layoffs

Sentinel-Tribune – In the past five years, 1,300 Wood County residents have been laid off from their jobs, according to U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown’s office.

While individual layoffs greatly impact families, mass layoffs often devastate entire communities, Brown, D-Ohio, said Wednesday during a conference call with media.

To lessen the negative impact, Brown is co-sponsoring the Layoff Prevention Act, a bill that offers employers facing lower demand for products with an alternative to laying off workers.

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