The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) is targeted to workers who lose their jobs or whose hours of work and wages are reduced as a result of increased imports.
In order to be eligible, a group of at least three workers (or their union or authorized company representative) must first file a petition to establish group eligibility with the federal government. If a certification of eligibility is issued, the workers must have lost their employment (or had wages and hours reduced 80% or less of their average weekly wage) during the specific period of time contained in the petition of certification.
Eligibility for TAA can be established on the basis of a production shift to, or imports from, Mexico and Canada. TAA includes a variety of benefits and reemployment services to help unemployed workers prepare for and obtain suitable employment.
Workers may be eligible for training, job search and relocation allowances, and other reemployment services as a result of their loss of a job. If you need further information you may visit the Texas Workforce Commission website or read our Integrated Plan.