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Feb 19, 2013 10:26 PM by Q2 News

Baucus announces job training and support for Montana Hostess workers

BILLINGS - Montana U.S. Senator Max Baucus announced a plan Monday that will provide aid to 200 workers who lost work in the nationawide closure of Hostess brands last November.

The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program provides support and training for those workers who lost their jobs. The program helps workers find future employment. The program provides: personalized job training that best suits their needs - examples can include everything from short-term certificate programs to going back to school to earn a new degree, help finding a new job through the Montana State Job Service Program, extended unemployment insurance benefits and, support to cover 72.5 percent of qualified health insurance premiums.

The program is set to retire at the end of the calendar year. Baucus will continue his support of the program seeking to campaign for a possible extension.

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