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September 21, 2016

How EDD and Rep. Aguilar are helping laid off Ashley Furniture employees in Colton

Rep. Pete Aguilar wrote a letter to U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez advocating for federal assistance for the 840 employees laid off as a result of the Colton Ashley Furniture facility closure. In an official letter to Secretary Perez, Rep. Aguilar offered his full-fledged support for the petition filed by the State of California Economic Development Department (EDD) on behalf of the displaced workers with the U.S. Department of Labor, which requests federal employment assistance through the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program. Neil Nisperos with the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin has the story, which can be read in full here.