TAA Decision 57986
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration TA-W-57,986 BRAVO SPORTS INCLUDING ON-SITE LEASED WORKERS OF SELECT PERSONNEL CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 USC 2273), the Department of Labor herein presents the results of its investigation regarding certification of eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance. In order to make an affirmative determination and issue a certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance, the group eligibility requirements in either paragraph (a)(2)(A) or (a)(2)(B) of Section 222 of the Trade Act must be met. It is determined in this case that the requirements of (a)(2)(A) of Section 222 have been met. The investigation was initiated on September 20, 2005, in response to a petition filed by a state workforce representative on behalf of workers at Precision Engine Products Corporation, a subsidiary of Bravo Sports, Cypress, California. The workers at the subject firm produce skateboard wheels. The investigation revealed that the subject firm also leased on-site workers from Select Personnel to produce skateboard wheels. The investigation also revealed that employment and production at the subject firm declined during the relevant period. The investigation further revealed that the subject firm increased imports of skateboard wheels starting in August 2005. In addition, in accordance with Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974 (26 USC 2813), as amended, the Department of Labor herein presents the results of its investigation regarding certification of eligibility to apply for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) for older workers. In order for the Department to issue a certification of eligibility to apply for ATAA, the group eligibility requirements of Section 246 of the Trade Act must be met. The Department has determined in this case that the requirements of Section 246 have been met. A significant number of workers at the firm are age 50 or over and possess skills that are not easily transferable. Competitive conditions within the industry are adverse. Conclusion After careful review of the facts obtained in the investigation, I determine that an increase on imports of articles like or directly competitive with skateboard wheels produced at the subject firm contributed importantly to the total or partial separation of workers and to the decline in sales or production at that firm or subdivision. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, I make the following certification: "All workers of Bravo Sports, including on-site leased workers of Select Personnel, Cypress, California who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after September 19, 2004, through two years from the date of certification are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974 and are also eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974." Signed in Washington, D. C. this 28th day of October, 2005. /s/ Elliott S. Kushner ______________________________ ELLIOTT S. KUSHNER Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance