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ETA News Release: [03/04/2010]
Contact Name: Michael Trupo or Lina Garcia
Phone Number: (202) 693-3414 or x4661
Release Number: 10-0273-NAT

US Department of Labor certifies approximately 5,500 workers in 12 states as eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that approximately 5,500 workers from companies in 12 states — California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Vermont — are eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance.

"Helping workers who are impacted by trade, and ensuring they are better positioned to secure permanent jobs that will bring them family-supporting wages, is an important part of keeping the nation's economic recovery on track," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "Trade Adjustment Assistance will help these workers access the employment and training services they need to prepare for good jobs in promising 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.

"Trade Adjustment Assistance is a key part of the Obama Administration's coordinated response to helping workers and families in communities affected by auto industry restructuring and other mass industrial layoffs," said Dr. Ed. Montgomery, executive director of the White House Council on Automotive Communities and Workers. "TAA certification can provide these families with much needed income support, access to health care, job training and other assistance as they transition to new jobs in other sectors of the economy."

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 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 follows this news release.


TAA Certifications

Company

City

State

Evergreen Pulp Inc.

Samoa

Calif.

LifeSparc Inc.

Hollister

Calif.

Applied Materials Inc.

Santa Clara

Calif.

Boston Scientific

Miami

Fla.

Brose Gainesville Inc.

Gainesville

Ga.

Fort Wayne Foundry Corp.

Fort Wayne

Ind.

Carlisle Industrial Brake and Friction

Logansport

Ind.

Barnstead Thermolyne Corp.

Dubuque

Iowa

QMS Inc.

Glasgow

Ky.

Magna Mirrors

Alto

Mich.

AEES Inc.

Farmington Hills

Mich.

Robert Bosch LLC

St. Joseph

Mich.

Contech Castings LLC

Dowagiac

Mich.

Getrag Corp.

Newton

N.C.

Nuway Speaker Products Inc.

Clinton

N.C.

Ericsson Inc.

Research Triangle Park

N.C.

Claude Sintz

Deshler

Ohio

Springs Window Fashions LLC

Montgomery

Pa.

Alcoa Mill Products Texarkana

Nash

Texas

Monahan SFI LLC

Middlebury

Vt.