Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) is a federal program that assists workers who have lost their job as a result of foreign trade. Benefits for Workers Employer Benefits Funded training with income support Enhances perception of the company Transportation/subsistence assistance No cost to the employer Wage subsidy (age 50 +) Demonstrates community investment Funds for job search assistance Increases local labor pool Relocation assistance funding Supports local training providers Listen to the experience this TAA customer had with the program: In order for workers to qualify for TAA, under a petition Certified by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL), the USDOL investigates a layoff to determine the impact of foreign trade on the business, identifying the worker group affected and the span of qualifying lay-off dates. Job losses can be a result of increased imports, a shift in operations to foreign countries or a shift in the supply chain. Once certified, workers identified will be notified by the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) and encouraged to apply for individual eligibility determination. Some examples of eligible workers who have taken advantage of TAA benefits are shown in the videos below. Resources TAA Certified Worker Resources Lose your Job Due to Foreign Trade? What to do when Foreign Trade Affects your Company If you are a TAA eligible customer, please visit or contact your nearest workforce center. For more information, please visit the United States Department of Labor website for TAA.