Trade Adjustment Assistance Program (TAA)

TAA 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. 
TAA Informational Meeting - Spirit Aerosystems Inc. and Schenker Inc.

Hear one worker's story at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voLKSD4ebrY&feature=youtu.be


TAA benefits for eligible workers may include:

  • Paid education/retraining
  • Income support while in training
  • Job search and relocation assistance
  • Wage subsidy for re-employed workers age 50 and older
  • Health coverage tax credit
  • Employment and case management services

If you have returned to work, benefits may still be available. A list of frequently asked questions about TAA is online at  https://www.doleta.gov/tradeact/petitioners/FAQ_Answers.cfm


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

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.


TAA benefits are available for employees impacted from the companies listed below (updated weekly): 

Laid off workers from Spirit AeroSystems, including leased workers from the following companies: Acro Service Corporation, Aerotek, Aircraft Technology Group, Axius Group, Donatech, Corporation, Hi-Tek Professionals, iCONMA, Indotronix International Corporation, LanceSoft Inc., Launch Technical, LSI Staffing, Mentis, PDS Technical, Strom Aviation, Systemart, The Arnold Group, US Professional, Yoh Aerospace & Defense, CTS International, Compunnel Software Group Inc., Johnson Service, and United Global Technologies 

  • Laid off workers from DB Schenker, including on-site Leased workers from Randstad and Aerotek
  • Laid off workers from Cox Machine, including leased workers from Summit Employment Professionals and the Arnold Group
  • Laid off workers from Axiom Engineering including leased workers from LaborMax
  • Laid off workers from other companies impacted by Boeing 737 Max should contact the Workforce Center.

Printable List of Employers


Contact: Tonya Carlson, Kansas Department of Commerce