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Date:March 18, 2011
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Martin Mills, Inc. Workers in Jeanerette Eligible to Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

JEANERETTE – Martin Mills, Inc. employees in Jeanerette who were affected by layoffs are now eligible to apply for additional training 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 services like or directly competitive with the articles produced by its workers. This shift contributed to a significant number of employees being separated from their jobs.

The LWC’s Trade Adjustment Assistance unit will conduct trade orientation sessions on Wednesday, April 6, at South Louisiana Community College (SLCC), 908 Ember Drive, New Iberia. The sessions will 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.

Two sessions will be held:

Employees whose last name begins with A - L should attend from 10 a.m. - noon

Employees whose last name begins with M - Z should attend from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

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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