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.
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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
TAA benefits are available for employees impacted by layoffs from the companies listed below:
- Axiom Engineering including leased workers from LaborMax
- The Boeing Company
- Cox Machine, including leased workers from Summit Employment Professionals and the Arnold Group
- Center Industries
- DB Schenker, including on-site Leased workers from Randstad and Aerotek
- Exacta Aerospace (PCC Aerostructures Division)
- 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
- Other companies impacted by Boeing 737 Max should contact the Workforce Center.
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 https://workforce-ks.com/book-an-appointment/
If your company is not listed, you may request a TAA petition application by emailing TAA-Wichita@ks.gov 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
- One-stop operators/partners
- State Dislocated Workers Unit
Additional information can be found at www.kansascommerce.gov/taa
Contact: Tonya Carlson, Kansas Department of Commerce