More and more Americans want to work, but in the last decade alone America has lost more than 6 million good-paying jobs mostly due to foreign trade policies. For those workers who lose their job due to foreign trade, help is waiting.
For nearly 50 years, the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program (TAA) has helped keep workers afloat while they prepare for a new career. Administered by the US Department of Labor, the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program is a federally funded program that provides long-term training benefits, health care support, job search and job relocation allowances, and income support for TAA certified workers.
Created by the AFL-CIO Working for America Institute in partnership with NELP and the following state partners: Workforce and Economic Development arm of the California Labor Federation, Indiana AFL-CIO Labor Institute for Training, Massachusetts AFL-CIO, Michigan AFL-CIO, Minnesota AFL-CIO, New York AFL-CIO's Workforce Development Institute, Ohio AFL-CIO, and the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, and funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, www.taahelps.org aims to provide a new, much needed and accessible resource to help impacted workers navigate the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program.