GE workers eligible for aid

Workers at the General Electric Ravenna Lamp Plant that is closing next year are eligible for federal assistance, according to U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan.

The federal Trade Adjustment Assistance Program helps U.S. workers who have lost their jobs as a result of foreign trade. The program give workers opportunities to obtain the skills, resources, and support they need to become reemployed. This can include classroom and/or on the-job training, customized training, post-secondary education, prerequisite education or coursework and remedial education.

“The Trade Adjustment Assistance Program will give GE Lighting employees numerous services to help them land on their feet once the facility is closed. I will continue to work with company officials and employees to provide needed resources during this difficult transition,” Ryan said in a release.

The Ravenna plant is scheduled to close in January 2014 and displace 164 workers.