May 23, 2018
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Maine senators seek aid for mill workers

The Associated Press

MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — Maine’s two senators are requesting trade adjustment assistance for workers who are losing their jobs at Katahdin Paper Co.’s mill in Millinocket.

Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins sent a letter Thursday to Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao saying the workers are being displaced due to increased imports and foreign competition.

The Katahdin mill, which makes paper used in magazines and catalogs, is scheduled to close its doors on Tuesday, putting more than 200 people out of work.

If the Labor Department grants trade adjustment assistance, displaced workers will be eligible for employment training, income support, job search allowance and other services.

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