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ETA News Release: [02/18/2010]
Contact Name: Mike Trupo or Lina Garcia
Phone Number: (202) 693-3414 or x4661
Release Number: 10-0219-NAT

US Department of Labor certifies approximately 3,000 workers in 17 states as eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that approximately 3,000 workers from companies in 17 states — Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia — are eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA).

"The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to helping all workers, including those who are adversely 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).

While TAA is open to eligible workers of all ages, workers 50 years of age and older may elect to receive Re-employment Trade Adjustment Assistance (RTAA) instead. 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

Russell Brands LLC

Fort Payne

Ala.

Hoerbiger Drivetech USA Inc.

Auburn

Ala.

San Antonio Shoe Inc.

Conway

Ark.

Ansonia Copper and Brass

Waterbury

Conn.

Caterpillar Inc.

Pendergrass

Ga.

JD Norman Industries Inc.

Addison

Ill.

Parts Finishing Group Indiana

Kendallville

Ind.

Daramic LLC

Owensboro

Ky.

CDR Manufacturing

Williamsburg

Ky.

Parker Hannifin Corp.

Portland

Maine

Formed Fiber Technologies

Auburn

Maine

Symmetry Medical Cases

Auburn

Maine

Durakon Industries Inc.

Lapeer

Mich.

Emcore Corp.

Albuquerque

N.M.

Denman Tire Corp.

Leavittsburg

Ohio

Ellwood National Crankshaft Co.

Irvine

Pa.

Goetz Custom Technologies LLC

Bristol

R.I.

Shakespeare Co. LLC

Columbia

S.C.

Marketing Alliance Group

Chattanooga

Tenn.

EDS, an HP Company

Plano

Texas

Frank Chervan Inc.

Bedford

Va.