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Trade Act Program

The Trade Act programs, Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA), assist individuals 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.  to facilitate this goal, TAA certified workers may access a menu of services that include income support, relocation allowances job search allowances, and a health coverage tax credit.  TAA participants that require retraining in order to obtain suitable employment may receive occupational training.

In addition, the ATAA program for older workers provides an alternative to the benefits offered under the regular TAA program.  Participation in ATAA allows older workers, for whom retraining may not be suitable, to accept reemployment at a lower wage and receive a wage subsidy.

If you are a business that has been negatively impacted by foreign trade, and are interested in learning more about the benefits that this program could provide your employees, please contact Meaghan McNamara, TAA Coordinator at Chautauqua Works for more information

Trade Act Application/Certification Process