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ETA News Release: [10/22/2009]
Contact Name: Mike Trupo or Lina Garcia
Phone Number: (202) 693-3414 or x4661
Release Number: 09-1298-NAT

US Department of Labor certifies approximately 4,500 workers in 17 states as eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that approximately 4,500 workers from companies in 17 states — Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Wisconsin — are eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA).

"All workers, including those impacted by trade, deserve our support as they upgrade current skills or seek out new careers in promising regional industries," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis.

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 TAA 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 Name

City

State

Pace Industries LLC

Auburn

Ala.

Unilin Flooring NC LLC

Melbourne

Ark.

Klaussner Furniture of California Inc.

La Mirada

Calif.

AMETEK Vehicular Instrumentation Systems

Grand Junction

Colo.

ABB Inc.

Lake Mary

Fla.

Cummins Filtration

Lake Mills

Iowa

Duffy Tool and Stamping LLC

Muncie

Ind.

Cinram Inc.

Richmond

Ind.

Hokumo America Corp.

Bardentown

Ky.

Aleris International

Lewisport

Ky.

Superior Planstics LLC

Rochester

Mich.

Penguin LLC

Sturgis

Mich.

Anderson Global Inc.

Muskegon Heights

Mich.

Delphi Packard Mississippi Operations

Brookehaven

Miss.

Delphi Packard Mississippi Operations

Clinton

Miss.

Marsh Furniture Co.

High Point

N.C.

Irwin Industrial Tool

DeWitt

Neb.

Worthington Steel

Monroe

Ohio

Findlay Industries Inc.

Springfield

Ohio

Findlay Industries Inc.

Findlay

Ohio

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.

Akron

Ohio

RM International Inc.

Madras

Ore.

RM International Inc.

Portland

Ore.

Emitec Inc.

Fountain Inn

S.C.

Metso Minerals Industries Inc.

Columbia

S.C.

Huf North America

Greenville

Tenn.

E.R. Wagner Manufacturing

Hutisford

Wis.