The Capital Area Michigan Works says they have had difficulty getting in touch with laid off workers from Lansing’s Melling Forging Company. As a result about 50 workers may not know about federal funding for education and training.
That funding is called TAA money. It is used when workers are laid off from jobs due in part to foreign competition.
News 10 reached a spokesperson at Melling Forging; he said the business was broken into and a computer with the information on the laid off workers was stolen.
Because of that the company has had difficulty sending working information to state agencies.
As a result, Melling Forging plans to have a worker listing sent to the state no later than Monday.