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Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers

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A new resource is now available on On-The-Job Training (OJT) within TAA including frequently asked questions and how to overcome myths and barriers to integrating OJT into TAA. Find the FAQ here.
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DOL has released its FY 2018 Annual Report to Congress. In FY 2018, there were 1,178 petitions filed, over 8 percent more than FY 2017. An estimated 76,902 workers became eligible to apply for TAA and 34,634 participants received benefits and services. Performance reached a 5-year high in FY 2018 with 77 percent of TAA participants obtaining new employment within 6 months of completing the program. See the full report here.
pamela allen
After 19 years as a Jig and Arc Welder, Pamela was laid off from a manufacturing company in Missouri. With the help of the TAA Program, Pamela pursued an Associate's Degree in Orthotic & Prosthetic Technologies and graduated in April 2018. After graduation, Pamela obtained a job with a local company as a Prosthetic and Orthotic Technician. Read more about Pamela's story here.
mark glover
Switching careers is not an easy decision to make. However, Mark did just that after his job as a production operator at an automotive company in Michigan was eliminated in 2017. Through TAA, he returned to school to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Read more about Mark's story here.
Tariffs and the TAA Program
Interested in learning about how tariffs and the TAA Program interact? Learn more here.
In appropriate circumstances, the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program (TAA) represents another funding vehicle to support apprenticeship. To learn more about how TAA and apprenticeship work together, click here.

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You can find information here on how to file a petition, the petition process, and check the status of a petition. Go to the TAA Petitioners page.

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Company Officials can find information here about the TAA program, the petition process, and what type of information the Department requests. You can find information here on how to file a petition, the petition process, and check the status of a petition. Go to the TAA Officials page.

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Information on TAA benefits and a comparison of the benefits under different versions of the TAA program can be found here. Go to the TAA Benefit page.



You can find information here on how the statute, regulations, and program directives that determine how the program operates. Go to the TAA Law page.

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TAA program data can be found here including information on TAA petitions, TAA participants, and program reporting. Select this option to see program statistics. Go to the TAA Data page.

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About Us

Learn more about the TAA program and the Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance (OTAA). This page includes our Annual Reports to Congress, our reports on Domestics Industries, and information on how OTAA is organized. Go to the About Us page.

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Contact Us

Get contact information for the national, regional, and state offices, locate your nearest American Jobs Center, and find other helpful links. Go to the Contact Us page.

Updated: November 26, 2019