Regal Beloit employees eligible for federal assistance

Some former Regal-Beloit employees will be eligible to receive assistance from the federal government. (WLFI File Photo)
Some former Regal-Beloit employees will be eligible to receive assistance from the federal government. (WLFI File Photo)

MONTICELLO, Ind. (WLFI) — After being laid off from Regal-Beloit’s Monticello plant, some former workers will be receiving assistance from the federal government.

Gloria Sanson-Swain had worked at the plant for five years, before getting laid off without any notice last month.

Sanson-Swain and two others filed a petition with the U.S. Department of Labor to receive Trade Adjustment Assistance, which aids workers affected by outsourcing. She claims 49 machines will be relocated to a plant in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Just recently, Sanson-Swain learned she and her former co-workers are eligible for the assistance, which will provide workforce training and pay benefits.

News 18 tried reaching out to Regal Beloit for comment but have yet to hear back.