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ETA News Release: [01/21/2010]
Contact Name: Mike Trupo or Lina Garcia
Phone Number: (202) 693-3414 or x4661
Release Number: 10-0103-NAT

US Department of Labor certifies approximately 4,800 workers in 14 states as eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance


WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that approximately 4,800 workers from companies in 14 states — Alabama, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington — 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 is below.


TAA Certifications

Company

City

State

Anniston Sportswear

Anniston

Ala.

American Keeper Corp.

New Castle

Ind.

Alleghany Ludlum Corp.

New Castle

Ind.

Midland Forge

Cedar Rapids

Iowa

International Automotive Components Group NA LLC

Plymouth

Mich.

International Automotive Components Group NA LLC

Rochester Hills

Mich.

International Automotive Components Group NA LLC

Dearborn

Mich.

Electronic Data Systems

Auburn Hills

Mich.

Camshaft Machine Co. LLC

Jackson

Mich.

Sara Lee Corp.

Earth City

Mo.

Maclean Flowform LLC

Toledo

Ohio

Concord Steel Inc.

Warren

Ohio

Weyerhauser NR Co., Wilbur Pole Division

Roseburg

Ore.

Dauphin Precision Tool

Millersburg

Pa.

Trail King Industries

Brookville

Pa.

CDS Ensembles Inc.

Greer

S.C.

Thyssenkrupp Waupaca Inc.

Etowah

Tenn.

Samsung Austin Semiconductor LLC

Austin

Texas

Moog Inc.

Salt Lake City

Utah

Teleperformance USA (TPUSA Inc.)

Clearfield

Utah

Tyco Electronics

Mount Sidney

Va.

Shin-Etsu Handoti America Inc.

Vancouver

Wash.