Nearly 30,000 Ohioans whose jobs were shipped abroad could lose retraining benefits

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Nearly 30,000 Ohioans whose jobs were shipped abroad could lose retraining benefits

Cleveland Plain Dealer – Nearly 30,000 Ohioans laid off because of foreign trade competition are scheduled to lose significant training dollars and other benefits unless Congress acts this week to extend them.

The benefits include subsidies for health-insurance premiums, part of a stimulus program that beefed up spending under the 35-year-old Trade Adjustment Assistance program, reauthorized in 2002.

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