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ETA News Release: [10/29/2009]
Contact Name: Mike Trupo or Lina Garcia
Phone Number: (202) 693-3414 or x4661
Release Number: 09-1327-NAT

US Department of Labor certifies approximately 8,600 workers in 16 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 16 states — Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin — are eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA).

"The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to supporting all of the nation's workers — including those who lose their jobs because their companies relocate abroad," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "Support for individuals pursuing training is one of the ways that we have a direct impact on the future career prospects of workers facing dislocation."

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

City

State

ASM America Inc.

Phoenix

Ariz.

SCI, LLC/ Zener-Rectifier

Phoenix

Ariz.

PGI Manufacturing LLC

Rockford

Ill.

Federal Signal Corp.

University Park

Ill.

Indiana Mills and Manufacturing Inc.

Westfield

Ind.

Honeywell International

Olathe

Kansas

Standard Motor Products

Independence

Kansas

Technicolor Business Group

Livonia

Mich.

Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC

Evart

Mich.

Yale Lift-Technologies

Muskegon

Mich.

Appleton Electric

Columbus

Neb.

Barcalounger Corp.

Rocky Mount

N.C.

Metaldyne

Whitsett

N.C.

Rohm and Haas Co. Ltd.

West Alexandria

Ohio

Alliance Castings Co. LLC

Alliance

Ohio

The Boeing Co.

Portland

Ore.

Neapco LLC

Pottstown

Pa.

Honeywell International

Pawtucket

R.I.

Dura Automotive

Gordonsville

Tenn.

Air System Components

El Paso

Texas

Lyondellbasell Advanced Polydefins

Mansfield

Texas

The Boeing Co.

Puget Sound

Wash.

Bayer Material Science LLC

New Martinsville

W.Va.

GrafTech International Holdings Inc.

Anmoore

W.Va.

Thyssen Krupp Waupaca Inc.

Waupaca

Wis.

Vishay Sprague Inc.

Grafton

Wis.

Diversified Machine LLC

Milwaukee

Wis.