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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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
- One-stop operators/partners
- State Dislocated Workers Unit
To request a TAA application, please email TAA-Wichita@ks.gov with your name and the company you are separated from.
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 by 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
Additional information can be found at www.kansascommerce.gov/taa