Ohio to get $88 million in funds to assist laid-off workers
Ohio received an $88.2 million shot in the arm Tuesday when U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis announced additional funds for unemployment benefits to help laid-off workers here.
It is expected to be especially beneficial to the people who lost their jobs in the wake of bankruptcies by Chrysler LLC and General Motors Corp.
“I see this as a beginning of a flicker of hope for the great residents and constituents who live here in the state of Ohio,” said Ms. Solis.
The announcement came at Glasstech Inc., a glass-processing technology designer in Perrysburg, during the labor secretary’s one-day tour that took her to four sites in southeast Michigan and the Toledo area. She was accompanied at the site by Gov. Ted Strickland, according to a June 3 Toledo Blade report.