Laid off Ethan Allen workers receive federal support

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Former workers of the Ethan Allen furniture plant in Beecher Falls are getting some help from the federal government. The U.S. Department of Labor has approved a Trade Adjustment Assistance petition that will give the 26 workers extended unemployment payments and job training.

Vermont Congressman Bernie Sanders had lobbied for the petition, which was originally rejected by the labor department. The federal assistance is awarded to workers who have lost their jobs because of competition from overseas.

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