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Special assistance approved for laid-off Micron workers

Special assistance has been approved for more than 350 Micron Technology workers laid off in Idaho since August of 2012 because of foreign competition; the Idaho Department of Labor announced today that the workers are eligible for special job assistance under the Trade Adjustment Program. That includes no-cost retraining, expenses related to job-hunting, relocation expenses and some additional benefits after regular state unemployment benefits are exhausted. The aid also will be available to any additional workers laid off from Micron through 2015; click below for the full Department of Labor announcement.



For Immediate Release: Dec. 13, 2013



Special Assistance Approved for Laid-Off Micron Workers


Over 350 Idaho-based Micron Technology Inc. workers laid off since August 2012 because of foreign competition are eligible for special job assistance under an Idaho Department of Labor petition approved by the federal government.

Services under the Trade Adjustment Assistance program will also be available to any other Micron workers laid off due to foreign competition through the end of 2015.

In addition to the job search services offered to any job seeker by the Department of Labor, the Trade Adjustment Assistance program provides eligible workers with no-cost retraining, expenses related to looking for new jobs, relocation expenses and additional financial allowances after regular state unemployment benefits are exhausted.

More information is available online at



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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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