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ETA News Release: [09/17/2009]
Contact Name: Mike Trupo
Phone Number: (202) 693-3414
Release Number: 09-1157-NAT

U.S. Department of Labor certifies approximately 4,700 workers in 13 states as eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that approximately 4,700 workers from companies in 13 states — Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee and Wisconsin — are eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA).

"Foreign competition continues to impact America's workers regardless of industry or occupation," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "These trade-affected workers deserve the support of Trade Adjustment Assistance as they upgrade current skills or seek out new careers in promising regional 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 (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

Molex Inc.

Maumelle

Ark.

Airtex Products LP

Fairfield

Ill.

Chrysler Group LLC

Belvidere

Ill.

Biddle Precision Components

Sheridan

Ind.

St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad

Auburn

Maine

Delphi Electronics and Safety

Auburn Hills

Mich.

Mold-Rite Tool Inc.

Fraser

Mich.

Denso Manufacturing of Michigan

Battle Creek

Mich.

International Automotive Components

Old Fort

N.C.

CML Innovative Technologies

Hackensack

N.J.

Valeo Electric Systems

Rochester

N.Y.

Archway Cookies LLC

Ashland

Ohio

Daido Metal Bellfountaine LLC

Bellfountaine

Ohio

Blount Inc.

Milwaukie

Ore.

Carlton Co. Inc.

Milwaukie

Ore.

Hub City

Aberdeen

S.D.

Windsor Forestry Tools

Milan

Tenn.

Amdocs Inc.

Milwaukee

Wis.