Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)
On July 1, 2022, the termination provision under Section 285(a) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, took effect. Until further notice, the U.S. O.T.A.A. may not issue any determinations and may not accept any new petitions or requests for reconsideration. Requests to amend current certifications may still be filed. Workers who were certified and separated from their job on or before June 30, 2022, may still be eligible for benefits and services and should contact their nearest American Jobs Center. See the Past Petitions list for qualifying Alaska trade-certified layoffs, and TEGL 13-21 for more details.
The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program provides benefits and support to workers who become unemployed or are threatened with job loss due to the impact of international trade. The goal of TAA is to help trade-affected workers return to suitable employment as quickly as possible. The Trade Act of 1974, as amended (Trade Act), established the TAA program. TAA offers a variety of benefits and services to eligible workers including job training, income support, job search and relocation allowances, reemployment services, and a wage supplement to certain reemployed trade-affected workers 50 years of age and older through the ATAA/RTAA programs. The TAA program is administered by the Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development serves as agent to the DOL in administering the TAA program for Alaska.
A video and more information on TAA program benefits and services is available on the USDOL TAA page
Did you know your TAA training benefits never expire? If you were laid off of a TAA certified company, and you haven’t taken advantage of training benefits, you may be able to take advantage of this great opportunity to upgrade your current skills or learn new ones.
If you aren’t sure if you worked for a TAA certified company please click here to view a list of companies that were certified. If you can’t see the page or have questions, please contact TAA Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org or call (907) 465-6275.
Are you facing layoffs or having to reduce your employee’s hours? Maybe it isn’t just the economy. Let TAA help you find out if it’s because of foreign trade. If so, having your company certified could provide your employees with additional benefits not available to most workers. Please contact TAA Coordinator email@example.com or call (907) 465-6275 for more information.
How We Help Trade Affected Workers
Lost your job due to no fault of your own? Has the impact of international trade caused or is about to cause layoffs at your company? Have your hours been reduced due to international trade? Read about the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program and the benefits and services you may be entitled to receive. There are currently two programs that may be able to help you.
Job Search Allowance
Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) / Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance (RTAA)
Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC)
If you do not qualify for TAA, there may be other training opportunities and reemployment services available in your community under Titles I and III of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Information on the agency administering WIOA services in your community can be found at: https://jobs.alaska.gov/training.htm
Nationwide information can be found at: http://www.doleta.gov/layoff/