NEW ORLEANS – The Blumenthal Print Works, Inc. employees who lost their jobs late last year are now eligible to apply for additional retraining and re-employment services because their job loss is the result of competition from increased imports.
A petition filed with the U.S. Department of Labor requesting Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) was approved when it was determined that the company was adversely affected by foreign trade.
The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Trade Adjustment Assistance unit will conduct a trade orientation session in the near future to inform employees about the full array of TAA services available to them including training programs, job search and relocation allowances, income support and health coverage tax credits.
TAA services are offered at no cost to the employer or the participating employees.
Additional information about Trade Adjustment Assistance is available at the Louisiana Workforce Commission Web site at http://www.laworks.net/FAQs/FAQ_NAFTA_TAA.asp.
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