Trade Adjustment Assistance Now Available Online
What is trade adjustment assistance?
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) is a federal program that assists workers who have lost or may lose their jobs as a result of foreign trade. TAA provides adversely-affected workers with opportunities to obtain the skills, credentials, resources and support necessary to become reemployed. And now, new online resources are available for Michigan workers whose jobs have been impacted.
The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity has created a new webpage to connect impacted workers with the many services and benefits available to them through TAA. The program provides resources such as job training, career counseling, wage supplements for older workers, job search and relocation allowances, and income support for workers in approved training programs. Adversely Affected workers must apply and be approved for TAA benefits through their the local Michigan Works! Agency.
The webpage includes an easy-to-follow overview of TAA’s many benefits uch as Employment and Case Management Services, Training, Trade Readjustment Allowances, Re-employment Trade Adjustment Assistance, and Job Search and Relocation Allowances.
In addition to step-by-step information, TAA informational videos have been recorded to allow workers access to information virtually rather than in-person. Michigan Works! Agencies should use these videos and resources while TAA Worker Benefit Orientations (WBO) are provided remotely.
More information about TAA is available at Michigan.gov/Workforce.