Funding Update For Navistar Employee Training

By Scott Sarvay

September 2, 2010 Updated Sep 2, 2010 at 4:39 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - The head of Work One Northeast announced Thursday her agency is actively pursuing more federal dollars to try and entice Navistar employees to stay in this area.

Last month, we reported that Navistar officials intend to phase out the local engineering and technology center that currently supports about 1,100 jobs.

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry and Kathleen Randolph from Work One Northeast say trade adjustment assistance dollars will be applied for, that can be used to train employees for other jobs in this region.

“With a trade petition granted, we would expect that millions of dollars would flow into Northeast Indiana and Fort Wayne to support the impacted workers," says, Randolph.

Randolph and Mayor Henry say a number of Navistar engineers have expressed interest in finding other work in the local job market.




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