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: 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

  1. 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.
  2. Training:
    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.
  3. 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.
  4. Relocation Allowance:
    A reimbursement may be available to cover a household move to a new area of employment outside their normal commuting area.

How Can I Get More Information On TAA?

For more information please visit one of our Workforce Solution Cameron centers, to speak
to a TAA Career Coach or visit