More than 400 workers laid off at Kenworth's Renton truck plant last year can get new unemployment and retraining aid under the Trade Adjustment Act, the Department of Labor says.
Those workers were laid off after sales of the heavy duty trucks they were building fell steeply with the recession. Only 66 workers remain at the huge plant producing specialty trucks.
The new aid will give workers case management and re-employment services, training in new skills and new financial aid .
The State Department of Employment Security will contact each eligible worker.
The Renton workers are among 4,000 workers nationwide newly eligible for retraining help.