The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program
The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program assists U.S. workers who have lost their jobs as a result of foreign trade. The program provides opportunities to obtain the skills, credentials, resources, and support necessary to become reemployed.
• Tuition assistance - Funding for tuition, books, fees. Length of training available depends on company certification. 1 time training available for a lifetime. There are benefits to getting in to training within 6 months of lay off
• Remedial training - Funding for GED testing, ESL courses, basic computer classes, skill refresher courses, pre-requisite classes
• On The Job Training, Customized Training, Apprenticeships - Employer based training. Employee learns skills specific to their job, either on the job or through a separate vendor
• Income support (time specific) - TRA benefits may be available after unemployment depending on deadlines and if participant is in school
• Health Coverage Tax Credit (time specific) - tax credit available while participant is receiving UIA, TRA, or RTAA benefits
• Job Search Allowances (time specific) - funding for travel to interviews outside of commuting area, deadlines based on layoff or end of training
• Relocation Allowances (time specific) - assistance to move a participant (and family) outside of commuting area for a new job, deadlines based on layoff date or end of training
• Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance - wage subsidy for workers over 50 once re-employed, if you are making less than your previous wage
• Work Keys testing - assessment to show work ready skills
• Career Services - Assistance with job search, resume writing, skill assessments
To be eligible for funding, you must have worked for certain employers (listed in the document below) either as a regular employee or as a temporary services worker between the impact date and the expiration date.
Trade Act Employer Listing updated Aug2013 (PDF).
To find out more about TAA benefits, register to attend an orientation on:
Friday, September 20, 2013
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Room 204 & 206
622 Godfrey Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI