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Transition center to help displaced GM workers to remain open

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The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is looking to keep help employees of General Motors Lordstown. 

Following the recent announcement that General Motors will leave the Lordstown assembly plant unallocated, effectively idling the plant in March, ODJFS says they have "ramped up" efforts to help.

Workers are invited to a "Transition Center", set up in the UAW Union Hall Local 1112, 11471 Reuther Drive, in Warren.  Help for employees will be available from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Staff at the transition center have been trained to help provide career services to those GM employees who lost their jobs over the summer, or to those who wish to begin looking into their options following GM's announcement. 

The transition center workers will be able to help with things like filing for unemployment, writing resumes, searching for jobs, searching for job training programs, and more. 

The transition center has been up and running since April, following the announcement that GM Lordstown would be cut to one shift. 

Spokespersons from ODJFS tell 21 News that they are working closely with union officials who might be able to provide more specific knowledge about options such as retirement, buyouts, or transferring to other General Motors' locations. 

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