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Date:November 9, 2010
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Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations Workers in Broussard Eligible to Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

BROUSSARD – Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations employees in Broussard who were affected by layoffs on Oct. 29, 2010, are now eligible to apply for additional retraining and re-employment services.

A petition filed with the U.S. Department of Labor requesting Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) was approved when it was determined that the company had shifted to a foreign country the production of articles like or directly competitive with the articles produced by its workers, a significant number of employees had been separated from their jobs, and the shift in production was an important contributing factor to those separations.

The LWC’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, Trade Readjustment Allowance (TRA) 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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