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DOL Certifies More Than 5,500 Workers in 16 states as Eligible to Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)
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The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that approximately 5,500 workers from companies in 16 states — Alabama, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin — are eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA).

"The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to supporting all of the nation's workers — including those who lose their jobs because their companies relocate abroad," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "Through the Trade Adjustment Assistance program, we are leveraging opportunities for displaced workers to acquire new occupational skills, which will help them secure good jobs in emerging areas of their local economies."

Workers covered by these latest TAA certifications will be contacted by their respective states with instructions on how to apply for individual benefits and services. Those who apply may receive case management and re-employment services, training in new occupational skills and trade readjustment allowances that provide income support for workers enrolled in training. Some workers may also receive job search and relocation allowances, and the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC).

Workers 50 years of age and older may elect to receive Re-employment Trade Adjustment Assistance (RTAA). If a worker obtains new employment at wages less than $55,000 and less than those earned in adversely affected employment, the RTAA program will pay 50 percent of the difference between the old wage and the new wage, up to $12,000 over a two-year period. RTAA participants may also be eligible for retraining and the HCTC.

The chart below reflects the companies covered by the Trade Adjustment Assistance:

Companies City State
Michelin North America Inc. Opelika Ala.
Autosplice Inc. San Diego Calif.
Iseli Co. Plymouth Conn.
Trinity North American Freight Car Inc. Cartersville Ga.
Honeywell International Freeport Ill.
Shaw Process Fabricators Inc. West Monroe La.
Matinrea Industries Inc. Reed City Mich.
Holcim (US) Inc. Dundee Mich.
Ceco Building Systems Columbus Miss.
Titanx Engine Cooling Jamestown N.Y.
Kilian Manufacturing

Syracuse

N.Y.
AMETEK Inc. Kent Ohio
IAC Canton LLC Canton Ohio
Fleetwood Travel Trailers of Oregon La Grande Ore.
Fleetwood Travel Trailers of Oregon Pendleton Ore.
Federal-Mogul Inc. Summerton S.C.
ArcelorMittal Georgetown Georgetown S.C.
Mills Products Inc. Athens Tenn.
Modus Link Corp. Smyrna Tenn.
IAC Springfield LLC Springfield Tenn.
Modus Link Corp. Lindon Utah
JTEKT Daleville Va.
Ramrod Industries Spencer Wis.
Veyance Technologies Inc. Sun Prairie Wis.
HWD Acquisition Medford Wis.


NOTE: Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) is a program of the United States Department of Labor that provides a variety of reemployment services and benefits to workers who have lost their jobs or suffered a reduction of hours and wages as a result of increased imports or shifts in production outside the United States. The TAA program aims to help program participants obtain new jobs, ensuring they retain employment and earn wages comparable to their prior employment.



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