Westinghouse Jobs in Windsor Move to Asia

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About 75 workers from a nuclear fuel assemblies plant in Windsor will be eligible for federal Trade Adjustment Assistance because their work is moving to Japan and South Korea, a Department of Labor spokesman said Thursday.

Westinghouse, a division of Japanese giant Toshiba, employed machinists, welders, engineers, assemblers and inspectors at the site who earned $55,000 to $125,000 annually. The layoffs, first announced in June, began in October.

The TAA program is designed to help workers affected by globalization, and offers free training, income support during that training for up to two years, relocation or commuting subsidies, and, for workers past page 50, potential wage subsidies if they have to take lower-paying jobs.

 

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