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ETA News Release: [10/01/2009]
Contact Name: Mike Trupo or Lina Garcia
Phone Number: (202) 693-3414 or x4661
Release Number: 09-1212-NAT

U.S. Department of Labor certifies approximately 7,200 workers in 17 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 17 states — Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin — are eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA).

"U.S. workers deserve our full support — especially when they are negatively impacted by trade in the midst of a challenging job market," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "I am pleased that this program will help prepare displaced workers for new opportunities in emerging sectors."

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 Trade Adjustment Assistance 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

Rockwell Automation Inc.

Richland Center

Wis.

Oviso Manufacturing

Concord

Calif.

Danfoss Scroll Technologies LLC

Arkadelphia

Ark.

Dietech North America LLC

Roseville

Mich.

Pace Industries

Grafton

Wis.

Alpha Sintered Metals Inc.

Ridgeway

Pa.

Mars Petcare US Inc.

Vernon

Calif.

Hospira Inc.

Morgan Hill

Calif.

S&B Industry Technologies L.P.

Forth Worth

Texas

The McClatchy Group

Miami

Fla.

Dan Draexlmaier Automotive North America LLC

Duncan

S.C.

Plains Cotton Cooperative Association

Littlefield

Texas

National Semiconductor Corp.

Arlington

Texas

Derby Cellular Products Inc.

Derby

Conn.

Leggett and Platt Inc.

Simpsonville

Ky.

Dana Holding Corp.

Robinson

Ill.

Gove US LLC

Shady Grove

Pa.

Ravenswood Rolled Products

Ravenswood

W.Va.

Littelfuse Inc.

Chicago

Ill.

Hewlett Packard Co.

Boise

Idaho

Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance

Dundee

Mich.

RR Donnelley

Spanish Fork

Utah

Dana Holding Corp.

Orangeburg

S.C.

Clarcor Air Filtration Products Inc.

Rockford

Ill.

Belden Inc.

Leominster

Mass.

Pioneer Automotive Technologies Inc.

Springboro

Ohio

Straightaway Fabrications Ltd.

Ashland

Ohio

Allied Air Enterprises Inc.

Blackville

S.C.

Gardner Denver

Sheboygan

Wis.

Medquist Inc.

Mount Laurel

N.J.

DuPont Teijin Films

Florence

S.C.