Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)
The Trade Adjustment Act (TAA) Program is federally funded to help workers that have lost their jobs as a result of foreign trade. The TAA Program focuses on helping foreign trade-related laid-off workers find opportunities for training and other support services. Successful petition submissions allows laid-off workers the opportunity to acquire new job training as well as job finding services until they make a successful transition into a new career or position.
In 2010, there were three petitions that were certified as TAA-approved from Hawai‘i. A total of 80 people were provided training and other support services through the TAA Program.
By acquiring TAA certification, workers that were laid-off due to foreign trade can access a wide variety of job seeking and job training tools. Here is a list of some of the services available to successful TAA petitioners:
- Trade Readjustment Allowances
- Employment & Case Management Services
- Job Search Allowances
- Relocation Allowances