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Laid-off Columbia River Logistics workers may get assistance

The Columbian

Laid-off Columbia River Logistics workers may be eligible for free training for a new occupations, financial assistance and other benefits, according to WorkSource Vancouver.

The U.S. Department of Labor approved benefits for those who lost their jobs due to a lack of work on or after May 17, 2017. These workers may receive vocational training, additional unemployment benefits, relocation expenses, reimbursement for an out-of-area job search and the federal Health Coverage Tax Credit. Older workers may receive a subsidy that covers the difference in wages earned at the time of separation and those earned in re-employment. Leased workers may also be eligible.

Workers who believe they are eligible should attend an informational meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 17 or Nov. 7 at WorkSource Vancouver, 204 S.E. Stonemill Drive, Suite 215, Vancouver.

Those who are unable to attend may contact Clarencia Gaines at WorkSource at cgaines@esd.wa.gov or 360-735-5008 for more information.

Columbia River Logistics, a Vancouver pulp transport company, closed last year after the closure of a sister company, West Linn Paper Mill.