The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program is a Federal program created from the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. The TAA program provides re-employment assistance to workers who have experienced a layoff as a result of foreign trade.
SERVICES FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY MAY INCLUDE:
- Up to 130 weeks of approved TAA training, including all tuition, fees, and books.
- Income support while in training through the Trade Readjustment Allowance (TRA) benefit.
- Work-based training, including on-the-job training and registered apprenticeships.
- Wage subsidies for workers 50 years or older. (Who earn less than $50,000 per year in qualifying reemployment.)
- Job search allowances for travel, lodging and meals while traveling to interviews outside of commuting area.
- Relocation allowances for workers who accept a new position outside of their commuting area.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Individuals who were part of a layoff are eligible. The United States Department of Labor must certify the layoff as foreign-trade-related. Iowa Workforce Development and the Trade Department will notify individuals of their eligibility.
HOW TO GET STARTED
Register on IowaWORKS.gov to have access to all our online services.
Please reach out to us via our online form if you believe that you were or will be part of a layoff that would qualify for Trade Benefits.
For additional information, please visit the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration website.
For general questions please contact us via our Workforce Services Form.