Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Workers is a federally funded program, with no costs to employers, that helps workers who are adversely affected by foreign imports or job shifts to a foreign country. Assistance is provided to eligible workers in the form of reemployment services, training, job search, relocation, and support benefits in the form of Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA) and/or Alternative/Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA/RTAA) for older workers.
How does TAA Work?
To qualify, applicants must be laid off from a job covered under a trade petition certified by the U.S. Department of Labor (COL).
To receive TAA benefits and services, applicant must file a petition online or by mail. Please click on the following link to learn more on the several ways a petition may be filed: http://www.twc.state.tx.us/programs/trade-adjustment- assistance-taa- program-overview#customers
From the array of services and benefits offered for TAA eligible applicants, and through funding
received from DOL, Workforce Solutions Cameron staff are readily available to assist with the
- Employment and Case Management Services:
Transitioning out of employment into the next chapter in life can be a challenge for most individuals. WFS Cameron Career Coaches are available to provide one-on- one case management, creating an Individual Employment Plans, and advising on the current Labor Market trends to set a new occupational goal for each eligible applicant.
If a TAA eligible applicant is lacking additional skillsets and/or certifications, and it is determined that the applicant would benefit from appropriate training, TAA can provide financial assistance for training opportunities. The types of TAA training include: On-the- Job Training (OJT); Institutional Training; Remedial Training; Prerequisite Training; and Apprenticeship.
- Job Search Allowance:
A job search allowance may be payable to cover expenses incurred in seeking employment outside a certified worker’s normal commuting area, if a suitable job is not available in the area.
- Relocation Allowance:
A reimbursement may be available to cover a household move to a new area of employment outside their normal commuting area.