TAA Decision 63656
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration TA-W-63,656 REVLON CONSUMER PRODUCTS CORPORATION IMPLEMENTS DIVISION IRVINGTON, NEW JERSEY 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 an 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)(B) of Section 222 have been met. The investigation was initiated in response to a petition received on July 8, 2008, and filed on behalf of workers of Revlon Consumer Products Corporation, Irvington, New Jersey. The workers produced tweezers and emery boards. The workers are not separately identifiable by product line. The investigation revealed that the declines in employment at the subject firm are related to the shift in production of tweezers to China and Pakistan. The firm has increased imports of tweezers. In accordance with Section 246 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 there was a shift in production from the workers' firm or subdivision to China and Pakistan of articles that are like or directly competitive with those produced by the subject firm or subdivision, and there has been or is likely to be an increase in imports of like or directly competitive articles. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, I make the following certification: "All workers of Revlon Consumer Products Corporation, Implements Division, Irvington, New Jersey, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after June 15, 2007, 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 11th day of August 2008 /s/Linda G. Poole ______________________________ LINDA G. POOLE Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance