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ETA News Release: [10/09/2009]
Contact Name: Mike Trupo or Lina Garcia
Phone Number: (202) 693-3414 or x4661
Release Number: 09-1245-NAT

U.S. Department of Labor certifies approximately 8,600 workers in 17 states as eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that approximately 8,600 workers from companies in 17 states — Arizona, Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin — are eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA).

"Workers facing layoffs or reduced hours due to direct foreign competition deserve our support," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "Helping prepare displaced workers for new opportunities in emerging sectors is good for the economy, and is simply the right thing to do."

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.

For more information on Trade Adjustment Assistance and the range of Department of Labor employment and training services, visit http://www.doleta.gov.

Editor's Note: A chart reflecting companies covered by these certifications is below.


TAA Certifications

Company

City

State

BHP Copper Inc., Pinto Valley Operations & San Miguel

Miami

Ariz.

Maverick Tube LLC

Blytheville

Ark.

Pacific Steel Casting

Berkeley

Calif.

Cholestech Corporation

Hayward

Calif.

Xenia Manufacturing Inc

Xenia

Ill.

FMC Manufacturing, LLC

Monmouth

Ill.

Sabic Innovative Plastics Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon

Ind.

BorgWarner Diversified Transmission Products

Muncie

Ind.

Skyjack Manufacturing Inc

Emmetsburg

Iowa

Montezuma Manufacturing

Montezuma

Iowa

United States Steel Corp

Ecorse

Mich.

Metaldyne Corporation

Middleville

Mich.

Cooper-Standard Automotive, Inc.

Novi

Mich.

TRW Integrated Chassis Systems

Saginaw

Mich.

Behr America, Inc.

Troy

Mich.

Data2Logistics

Grand Blan

Mich.

Caye Upholstery Inc

New Albany

Miss.

True Temper Sports, Inc.

Amory

Miss.

Minority Auto Handling Specialist

Fenton

Mo.

Tyco Electronics Corp

Greensboro

N.C.

Viscotec Automotive Products, LLC

Morganton

N.C.

The Berry Co

Dayton

Ohio

B&C Corp

Newton

Ohio

Cummings Filtration

Findlay

Ohio

Atwood Mobile Products, LLC

Antwerp

Ohio

Siemens Energy and Automation

Norwood

Ohio

Auto Truck Transport

Portland

Ore.

Yanagawa of South Carolina Inc.

Manning

S.C.

Applied Materials, Inc.

Austin

Texas

O'Neal Steel, Inc.

Roanoke

Va.

Imperial Fabricating of Washington

Chehalis

Wash.

Rockwell Automation

Milwaukee

Wis.