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TAA Decision 93004

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        DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

TA-W-93,004

IEEE
PUBLISHING OPERATIONS DIVISION
INCLUDING ON-SITE LEASED WORKERS FROM RANDSTAD PROFESSIONALS 
AND APN CONSULTANTS
PISCATAWAY, NEW JERSEY

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 July 11, 2017 by the state workforce office on behalf 
of workers of IEEE, Publishing Operations Division, Piscataway, 
New Jersey, hereafter referred to as "IEEE".  The workers' firm 
is engaged in activities related to the supply of services 
involved in print & electronic publications, including 
publishing, editing, graphic processing and XML conversions.  
The subject worker group includes on-site leased workers from 
Randstad Professionals and APN Consultants. 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 acquired from a foreign country services like or 
directly competitive with services supplied by the workers which 
contributed importantly to worker group separations at IEEE.


Conclusion
	After careful review of the facts obtained in the 
investigation, I determine that workers of IEEE, Publishing 
Operations Division, including on-site leased workers from 
Randstad Professional and APN Consultants, Piscataway, New 
Jersey, who are engaged in activities related to the supply of 
services involved in print & electronic publications,  
including publishing, editing, graphic processing and XML 
conversions, 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 IEEE, Publishing Operations Division, 
including on-site leased workers from Randstad 
Professional and APN Consultants, Piscataway, New Jersey, 
who became totally or partially separated from employment 
on or after May 30, 2016 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 11th day of August 2017.
                          /s/Jessica R. Webster
                          ______________________________
                          JESSICA R. WEBSTER
                          Certifying Officer, Office of
                          Trade Adjustment Assistance

      

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