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ETA News Release: [02/04/2010]
Contact Name: Mike Trupo or Lina Garcia
Phone Number: (202) 693-3414 or x4661
Release Number: 10-0164-NAT

US Department of Labor certifies approximately 7,200 workers in 15 states as eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that approximately 7,200 workers from companies in 15 states — California, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington 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

Marinco Electrical Group

Napa

Calif.

Finisar Corp.

Sunnyvale

Calif.

Honeywell International Inc

Spring Valley and Springfield

Ill.

Tyler Refrigeration Co.

Niles

Mich.

Key Safety Systems

Sterling Heights

Mich.

Norgen Automation Solutions

Clinton Township

Mich.

Fluid Routing Solutions

Big Rapids

Mich.

Integrated Metal Technology Inc.

Spring Lake

Mich.

Herman Miller Inc.

Zeeland and Holland

Mich.

Assembly and Test Worldwide

Saginaw and Livonia

Mich.

Hewlett Packard

Pontiac

Mich.

Severstal Dearborn Inc.

Dearborn

Mich.

UFE Inc

Stillwater

Minn.

Assembly and Test Worldwide

Lebanon

Mo.

Thermo Fisher Scientific - Matrix Technologies Inc.

Hudson

N.H.

Cord Crafts LLC

Wharton

N.J.

Guilford Performance Textiles

Greensboro

N.C.

Flextronics International USA Inc.

Durham

N.C.

Hanesbrands Inc.

Sanford

N.C.

Baker Furniture

Connelly Springs

N.C.

Fypon Ltd.

Archbold

Ohio

New Mather Metals Inc.

Toledo

Ohio

Assembly and Test Worldwide

Dayton

Ohio

IPSCO Koppel Tubulars Corp.

Beaver Falls and Ambridge

Pa.

Arkema Inc.

Birdsboro

Pa.

Creekside Mushrooms Ltd.

Worthington

Pa.

Chattanooga Group Inc.

Hixson

Tenn.

Dell Products, LP - Parmer North Location

Round Rock

Texas

Johnson Controls Inc.

Roanoke

Va.

International Automotive Components Group North America

Strasburg

Va.

Brandrud Furniture

Auburn

Wash.

Moog Inc.

Everett

Wash.

UFE Inc.

Dresser and Osceola

Wis.