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ETA News Release: [10/15/2009]
Contact Name: Mike Trupo or Lina Garcia
Phone Number: (202) 693-3414 or x4661
Release Number: 09-1268-NAT

US Department of Labor certifies more than 2,300 workers in 14 states as eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that approximately 2,329 workers from companies in 14 states — Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and Wisconsin — are eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA).

"The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to supporting all of the nation's workers — including those who lose their jobs because their companies relocate abroad," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "Through the Trade Adjustment Assistance program, we are leveraging opportunities for displaced workers to acquire new occupational skills, which will help them secure good jobs in emerging 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

Colorite Specialty Resins

Burlington

N.J.

True Textiles Inc.

Lancaster

S.C.

True Textiles Inc.

New York

N.Y.

Pine Hosiery Mills Inc.

Star

N.C.

Avery Dennison IBMB

Rock Hill

S.C.

Jabil Circuit Inc.

Billerica

Mass.

Barber Brake Beam LLC

Saint Joseph

Mich.

Accretech USA Inc.

Boise

Idaho

Pandora Manufacturing LLC

Pandora

Ohio

Thermo EGS Gauging Inc.

Wilmington

Mass.

Moody's Analytics Inc.

South Bend

Ind.

Siemens Building Technologies Inc.

Florham Park

N.J.

DeLong Sportswear

Grinnell

Iowa

USP Holding Corp. — doing business as US Products

Coeur d'Alene

Idaho

Parker Hannifin Corp.

Lyons

N.Y.

Fraser Papers LTD

Madawaska

Maine

Maersk Line

Charlotte

N.C.

GPSG, Unit of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen

Raritan

N.J.

DeLong Sportswear

Atlantic

Iowa

DeLong Sportswear

Albia

Iowa

Albany International Corp.

Portland

Tenn.

West Allis Ductile Iron

West Allis

Wis.

Managed Business Solutions LLC

Colorado Springs

Colo.