Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Alternative or Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA/
RTAA) programs assist workers who have become unemployed as a result of increased imports from, or
shifts in production to, foreign countries. The goal of the Trade Act programs is to help trade-affected
workers return to suitable employment as quickly as possible.
Assistance may include:
- Skills training for a new occupation, basic or vocational or adult basic education.
- A job search allowance to cover your expenses to find a job outside of your normal commuting area.
- A relocation allowance to cover expenses for moving to a new area for a job.
- Additional financial support after your unemployment benefits run out, as long as you are enrolled in an approved, full-time training program.
- Assistance with health-insurance premiums.
- Participants who require retraining in order to obtain suitable employment may receive occupational training if determined eligible.
- Lost your job or your hours were reduced because of foreign trade.
- The U.S. Department of Labor must approve a petition filed on behalf of a group of affected workers for Trade Act provisions to apply.
If customers answer “yes” to any of the following questions, they may possibly be a good fit for our
- Are you unemployed as a result of increased imports from, or shifts in production to, foreign countries and need help with reemployment?