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DOL Certifies Approx. 5,500 Workers in 12 States as Eligible to Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)
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The U.S. Department of Labor announced that approximately 5,500 workers from companies in 12 states — California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Vermont — are eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance.

"Helping workers who are impacted by trade, and ensuring they are better positioned to secure permanent jobs that will bring them family-supporting wages, is an important part of keeping the nation's economic recovery on track," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "Trade Adjustment Assistance will help these workers access the employment and training services they need to prepare for good jobs in promising industries."

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.

"Trade Adjustment Assistance is a key part of the Obama Administration's coordinated response to helping workers and families in communities affected by auto industry restructuring and other mass industrial layoffs," said Dr. Ed. Montgomery, executive director of the White House Council on Automotive Communities and Workers. "TAA certification can provide these families with much needed income support, access to health care, job training and other assistance as they transition to new jobs in other sectors of the economy."

While TAA is open to eligible workers of all ages, workers 50 years of age and older may elect to receive Re-employment Trade Adjustment Assistance instead. 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.

A chart reflecting companies covered by these certifications is below.

Company City State
Evergreen Pulp Inc.
Samoa
Calif.
LifeSparc Inc. Hollister Calif.
Applied Materials Inc. Santa Clara Calif.
Boston Scientific Miami Fla.
Brose Gainesville Inc. Gainesville Ga.
Fort Wayne Foundry Corp. Fort Wayne Ind.
Carlisle Industrial Brake and Friction Logansport Ind.
Barnstead Thermolyne Corp. Dubuque Iowa
QMS Inc. Glasgow Ky.
Magna Mirrors Alto Mich.
AEES Inc. Farmington Hills Mich.
Contech Castings LLC Dowagiac Mich.
Getrag Corp. Newton N.C.
Nuway Speaker Products Inc. Clinton N.C.
Ericsson Inc. Research Triangle Park N.C.
Claude Sintz Deshler Ohio
Springs Window Fashions LLC Montgomery Pa.
Alcoa Mill Products Texarkana Nash Texas
Monahan SFI LLC Middlebury Vt.


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