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Johnson should support extension of benefits

April 19, 2014
The Marietta Times

I met a gentleman seeking work the other day. Call him John. The "work experience" section of John's resume boasted only a single job. He had spent his entire working life at Ormet Primary Aluminum. His father and father-in-law had also spent their entire working lives at this major employer in a small community. Yet, roughly a month from beginning to collect his pension, John was laid off. Ormet has filed for bankruptcy and John's pension is at risk. Now, John is left to try to find work to support his family after never having been unemployed his entire life. Once John's unemployment benefits expire, his family could lose their car and even their home.

 
 

 

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