Ex-Hostess Brands Workers Eligible For Federal Aid

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Iowa workers who lost jobs when Hostess Brands went out of business are eligible for federal income, training and job search benefits.

The maker of Twinkies and other snacks ceased operations in November, laying off dozens of workers at a Waterloo, Iowa bakery and distribution center, as well as truck drivers and local retail employees in Iowa.

U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin announced those employees are eligible for federal Trade Adjustment Assistance after a federal investigation found that increased imports of baked products affected the company's sales.

The workers will be eligible for benefits similar to extended unemployment insurance, training assistance, job search and relocation allowances, and other benefits.

Harkin says the aid will help them "learn new skills, get back on their feet, and continue to support their families."

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