Cequent workers qualify for federal aid

Hundreds of Goshen workers, who will be without jobs in the next year, received some good news Thursday.

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development announced that all workers of Cequent Performance Products are eligible to receive federal assistance.

Last month, Cequent which makes trailer hitches, announced it will close its Goshen plant and move production to a facility in Mexico, leaving 450 people without work.

But under the Federal Trade Adjustment Assistance Program, those employees could qualify to receive services, including a wage subsidy.

The TAA Program is made available to workers who are displaced due to foreign imports or shifts in production out of the country.

Eligible workers can get more information about the aid at their local Workone Center. Cequent plans to start phasing out all 450 jobs in 2013.

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