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Wed. 6:50 p.m.: Laid-off GM employees get help

LORDSTOWN – Some laid-off employees from the General Motors plant in Lordstown could benefit from up to $1.75 million in federal dollars for employment and training services for displaced workers.

The funding – $875,000 of which comes initially – would help 337 of the 1,686 employees affected by layoffs at the plant and three auto industry suppliers in northeast Ohio, according to releases from three federal lawmakers.

The releases do not state which three suppliers, but the funding application from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services lists Lordstown Seating Systems, Comprehensive Logistics & Source Providers and Jamestown Industries as companies impacted by the Lordstown layoffs.

The National Dislocated Worker Grant provides resources to states and other eligible applicants in response to large, unexpected layoff events causing significant job losses by temporarily expanding access to employment and training services, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Read more in Thursday’s Tribune Chronicle.

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