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ETA News Release: [01/14/2010]
Contact Name: Michael Trupo or Lina Garcia
Phone Number: (202) 693-3416 or x4661
Release Number: 10-0065-NAT

US Department of Labor certifies approximately 3,900 workers in 15 states as eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that approximately 3,900 workers from companies in 15 states — California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Wisconsin — are eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA).

"The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to supporting all workers, including those who are impacted by trade," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "Through the Trade Adjustment Assistance program, we are leveraging opportunities for displaced workers to acquire the skills needed to secure good jobs in promising 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.

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 follows this news release.


TAA Certifications

Company

City

State

TTM Technologies

Union City

Calif.

TTM Technologies

Inglewood

Calif.

Vascor Ltd.

Fremont

Calif.

Cross Country Staffing

Boca Raton

Fla.

Hartmax-Hart, Schaffner and Marx

Des Plaines

Ill.

Foam Rubber LLC

Monticello

Iowa

Worthington Steel Co. of Kentucky LLC

Louisville

Ky.

Rapid Die and Engineering Inc.

Grand Rapids

Mich.

Mollertech LLC

Shelby Township

Mich.

Western Union Financial Services Inc.

Bridgeton

Mo.

Norbord Industries

Deposit

N.Y.

General Motors Powertrain

Buffalo

N.Y.

Douglas Battery Manufacturing Co.

Winston-Salem

N.C.

Stanley Furniture Co. Inc.

Lexington

N.C.

Vanguard Furniture Co.

Conover

N.C.

Timken Co.

Bucyrus

Ohio

DTR Industries Inc.

Bluffton

Ohio

Nypro Oregon Inc.

Corvallis

Ore.

Dimensions Inc.

Reading

Penn.

AVX Corp.

Myrtle Beach

S.C.

ServiceMaster

Memphis

Tenn.

Rockwell Automation

Mequon

Wis.