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TAA Decision 95233

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      DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

TA-W-95,233

WELLS FARGO BANK N.A.
A SUBSIDIARY OF WELLS FARGO & COMPANY
PAYMENTS, VIRTUAL SOLUTIONS AND INNOVATION (PVSI) DIVISION
WELLS FARGO VIRTUAL CHANNELS (WFVC) DIVISION
SHOREVIEW, MINNESOTA

Certification Regarding Eligibility
To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance

      In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as 
amended ("Act"), 19 U.S.C. § 2273, the Department of Labor 
herein presents the results of an investigation regarding 
certification of eligibility to apply for worker adjustment 
assistance.
      The group eligibility requirements for workers of a firm 
under Section 222(a) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. § 2272(a), are 
satisfied if the following criteria are met:
	(1)	 a significant number or proportion of the 
workers in such workers' firm have become totally or 
partially separated, or are threatened to become 
totally or partially separated;
	(2)(B)(i)(I)	there has been a shift by the workers' 
firm to a foreign country in the production of 
articles or supply of services like or directly 
competitive with those produced/supplied by the 
workers' firm; OR
	         (II)	there has been an acquisition from a 
	         foreign country by the workers' firm of 
              articles/services that are like or directly
              competitive with those produced/supplied by 
              the workers' firm; AND
(ii)	the shift/acquisition must have contributed 
importantly to the workers' separation or 
threat of separation.  
  
      The investigation was initiated in response to a petition 
filed on September 30, 2019 by the state workforce office on 
behalf of workers of Wells Fargo Bank N.A., a subsidiary of 
Wells Fargo & Company, Payments, Virtual Solutions and 
Innovation (PVSI) Division, Wells Fargo Virtual Channels 
(WFVC) Division, Shoreview, Minnesota (Wells Fargo-Shoreview).  
The workers' firm is engaged in activities related to the supply 
of service and support to customers.  There are no on-site 
leased workers. Workers are not separately identifiable by 
function. 
      During the course of the investigation, information was 
collected from the workers' firm. 
      Section 222(a)(1) has been met because a significant 
number or proportion of the workers in such workers' firm have 
become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to 
become totally or partially separated.   
      Section 222(a)(2)(B) has been met because the workers' 
firm has shifted to a foreign country a portion of the supply of 
a(n) service like or directly competitive with the service 
supplied by the workers which contributed importantly to worker 
group separations at Wells Fargo-Shoreview.
Conclusion
	After careful review of the facts obtained in the 
investigation, I determine that workers of Wells Fargo-
Shoreview, who are engaged in activities related to the supply 
of service and support to customers, meet the worker group 
certification criteria under Section 222(a) of the Act, 19 
U.S.C. § 2272(a). In accordance with Section 223 of the Act, 19 
U.S.C. § 2273, I make the following certification:
"All workers of Wells Fargo Bank N.A., a subsidiary of 
Wells Fargo & Company, Payments, Virtual Solutions and 
Innovation (PVSI) Division, Wells Fargo Virtual Channels 
(WFVC) Division, Shoreview, Minnesota, who became totally 
or partially separated from employment on or after 
September 27, 2018 through two years from the date of 
certification, and all workers in the group threatened with 
total or partial separation from employment on the date of 
certification through two years from the date of 
certification, are eligible to apply for adjustment 
assistance under Chapter 2 of Title II of the Trade Act of 
1974, as amended."
Signed in Washington, D.C. this 10th day of October 2019.

/s/Jessica R. Webster
______________________________
JESSICA R. WEBSTER
Certifying Officer, Office of
Trade Adjustment Assistance

    

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