Trade Adjustment Assistance Program

The Trade Adjustment Assistance Program is a federally funded program that helps workers who have lost their jobs as a result of foreign trade. For a worker to be eligible for this program, a TAA petition must be filed with the U.S. Department of Labor for certification. If you have returned to work, benefits may still be available. 

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A list of frequently asked questions about TAA is online at

TAA benefits are available for employees impacted by layoffs from the companies below:  

  • AT&T Technology Operations (ATO)  
  • Atlas Aerospace, LLC
  • Axiom Engineering
  • Center Industries Corporation
  • Cox Machine Inc. including leased workers from Summit Employment Professionals and the Arnold Group
  • DB Schenker Inc. including leased workers fromRandstad and Aerotek
  • Exacta Aerospace(PCC Aerostructures Division)
  • Heroux Devtek, Inc.
  • HF Rubber Machinery Inc.
  • Mid Continent Controls, Inc.
  • Printing Inc. an RR Donnelley Company
  • SBM Site Services LLC
  • Spirit AeroSystems Inc. including leased workers from the following companies: Acro Service Corporation, Aerotek, Aircraft Technology Group, Axius Group, Compunnel Software Group Inc.Corporation, CTS International, Donatech, Hi-Tek Professionals, iCONMA, Indotronix International Corporation, Johnson Service, LanceSoft Inc., Launch Technical, LSI Staffing, Mentis, PDS Technical, Strom Aviation, Systemart, The Arnold Group, US Professional, United Global Technologies, Yoh Aerospace & Defense
  • Textron Aviation Inc.
  • The Boeing Company
  • Walmart Global Business Services

If you have been affected by a layoff from one of the above companies and are interested in TAA benefits, please schedule an appointment at

Printable List of Employers


If your company is not listed, you may request a TAA petition application by emailing with your name, the company of separation, and date of separation. 

TAA petitions are investigated by the federal government to determine eligibility for certification. Once the petition has been certified by the Department of Labor, the laid-off workers may be eligible for a variety of benefits, including job training, income support, job search and relocation allowances, a tax credit to help pay the costs of health insurance, and a wage supplement to certain reemployed trade-affected workers 50 years of age and older.

The TAA petition may be filed by any of the following:

  • Three or more workers
  • Employer’s representative
  • Unions
  • One-stop operators/partners
  • State Dislocated Workers Unit

Additional information can be found at

Contact: Lynette Courtney, Kansas Department of Commerce