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Trade Adjustment Assistance

Have you lost your job as a result of your company/position moving out of the United States?

Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) – Trade Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) help affected workers who have lost their jobs as a result of increased imports or shifts in production out of the United States. To obtain TAA or ATAA services and benefits, a group of workers must first file a petition with the U.S. Department of Labor's Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) requesting certification. If certified, each worker in the group may apply separately for individual services and benefits through their local Michigan Works! Service Center. The goal of TAA is to help eligible workers re-enter the workforce as quickly as possible. Certified workers who are eligible may receive a full range of services which can include: re-employment services, employment counseling, resume writing and interview skills workshops, career assessment, job development, job search and referrals, job search and relocation allowances, training funds, access to income support, eligibility for Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) and the option of Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance.