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Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)

Assistance for workers who have lost their jobs due to foreign trade

The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Workers program is a federal program that assists U.S. workers who have lost or may lose their jobs as a result of foreign trade. It seeks to provide adversely affected workers with opportunities to obtain the skills, credentials, resources and support necessary to build skills for future jobs.

Affected employees with questions about the TAA program, contact your local Workforce Center or contact Tonya Carlson, TAA Program Manager.


Tonya Carlson, TAA Program Manager

(316) 285-4597

[email protected]

TAA Benefits: What You Need to Know

Click to watch a short video to learn more about TAA eligibility and program requirements.


Click to find out what to do when foreign trade affects your company.

Benefits of TAA

  • Employment and case management services 
  • 100% paid education or retraining opportunities 
  • Income support (TRA), while attending full-time training
  • Job search and relocation reimbursement assistance
  • Wage subsidy for workers over the age of 50
  • Assistance with health insurance premiums (HCTC)
  • No cost to employers
  • Retrain workers to remain in local area

Think you may be eligible for TAA benefits? Follow these steps.

  1. Create an account at
  2. Send an email to [email protected] to request a TAA application. Be sure to include your name as well as the name of the layoff company.
  3. A TAA case manager will be assigned to you. 
  4. To move forward in the process, you will need to provide documentation to your case manager including your layoff letter, identity verification (photo ID and Social Security card) and your most recent pay stub.
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Losing employment due to foreign trade can be difficult, but there are resources to help.

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