Shaky Numbers: Layoffs Not Related to Nafta Can Trigger Special Help Anyway

Number 20081
Subject Employment
Source Wall Street Journal (New York)
State NY
Year 1997
Publication Date June 30
Summary The Journal reports that a number of employers have been certified by the Labor Department as victims of the free trade agreement NAFTA, and have become eligible for certain training and other benefits for laid off employees. But in fact, the story finds, many of the presumed 'victims' say their problems and the layoffs have nothing to do with NAFTA. "Even some who benefit from the program say it is on some way a political charade."
Category General
Pages 2
Keywords laid-off workers;Mexico. Canada;free trade;job market
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