The TAA program is
made available to workers who are displaced due to foreign imports or shifts
in production out of the country. TAA services may include job search and
relocation allowances, training, or weekly allowances payable to eligible
workers following the exhaustion of unemployment insurance benefits.
The federal ruling
was issued on June 18 and applies to workers totally or partially separated
from employment on or after May 13, 2013, through two years from the date of
certification; and to all workers in the group threatened with total or
partial separation from employment on date of certification through two
years from the date of certification.
“The workers' firm
is engaged in activities related to the production of iron casting,
primarily used for locomotive engine blocks, wind and natural gas turbine
components, counterweight, pump and compressor components, and seismic
bearing components,” DWD said.
If DOL finds that a
significant number of workers at the company age 50 or over possess skills
which are not easily transferable and that competitive conditions within the
industry are adverse, the workers may also be eligible for Alternative Trade
Adjustment Assistance (ATAA).
“If the company is
certified, older workers may choose between regular TAA benefits or a wage
subsidy of 50 percent of the difference between their new salary and old
salary, up to $10,000,” DWD said.
will be made in the coming weeks and will be posted online at