Senators Want Extension of Retraining Program for Workers Who Lost Jobs Due to Foreign Trade

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Senators Want Extension of Retraining Program for Workers Who Lost Jobs Due to Foreign Trade

Industry Week – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and 13 other senators sent a letter on Feb. 3 to House leadership urging an extension of the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program, a program for workers who lose their jobs due to foreign trade. TAA, of which reauthorization must originate in the House of Representatives, is a package of training and reemployment services designed to help workers, who have lost their jobs as a result of foreign trade, develop the skills they need to find new jobs.

"In the last several years, hundreds of thousands of Americans, including thousands of Ohioans, have benefited from Trade Adjustment Assistance. It is truly a lifeline for trade-affected workers, helping these individuals get back on their feet and get the skills they need to land new, good-paying jobs," Brown said. "It's irresponsible to pass trade agreements that close factories and send jobs overseas, and then turn our backs on the workers and communities these agreements affect."

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