The U.S. Department of Labor announced that workers laid off from Cinram Manufacturing LLC in Olyphant, PA and Cinram Distribution LLC in LaVergne, TN are eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance.
According to the statement, workers covered by these Trade Adjustment Assistance certifications will be contacted by their respective states with instructions on how to apply for individual benefits and services. Those who apply may receive case management and re-employment services, training in new occupational skills and trade readjustment allowances that provide income support for workers enrolled in training. Some workers may also receive job search and relocation allowances, and the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC).
Workers 50 years of age and older may elect to receive Re-employment Trade Adjustment Assistance (RTAA). If a worker obtains new employment at wages less than $55,000 and less than those earned in adversely affected employment, the RTAA program will pay 50% of the difference between the old wage and the new wage, up to $12,000 over a two-year period. RTAA participants may also be eligible for retraining and the HCTC.
“U.S. workers who have lost a job through no fault of their own — including those who have been adversely impacted by trade — need and deserve our support,” said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. “Trade Adjustment Assistance allows us to offer workers the training they need to get new, good jobs, and the support they need to successfully complete training while continuing to provide for their families.”
For more information visit: www.doleta.gov