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Some laid-off workers eligible for special assistance

Campbellsville Clarcor workers laid off after August 5, 2008, who have exhaused unemployment may be eligible for special training under adversely affected employer provision

FRANKFORT, KY (Nov. 30, 2009) - Workers laid off by Clarcor Air Filtration Products, Inc. in Campbellsville may be eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), the Office of Employment and Training (OET) in the Department of Workforce Investment announced today.

The U.S. Department of Labor has certified the company as an "adversely affected employer" under the federal Trade Act, which provides assistance to employees of businesses and industries hurt by import competition.


The certification covers workers who were laid off by the company on or after August 5, 2008. Laid-off employees who exhausted their unemployment insurance benefits before they were called back to work or found another job also may be eligible for retroactive benefits.
BR>Qualified workers may apply for financial assistance, training and job search and relocation assistance. This assistance will be available through October 6, 2011.

Affected workers should inquire about benefits as soon as possible at a local OET office. Applications may be filed at the Campbellsville Career Center, 1311 E. Broadway, Campbellsville. The telephone number is (270) 789-1352.

The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet coordinates learning programs from P-16, and manages and supports training and employment functions in the Department for Workforce Investment. For more information about our programs, visit www.educationcabinet.ky.gov or www.workforce.ky.gov, or call 502-564-0372.


This story was posted on 2009-11-30 10:50:58
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