Time is Running Out for Former Workers of Hostess and Other Companies to Apply for Trade Act Assistance

Workers affected from layoffs due to the impact of international trade have a deadline to file a petition for Trade Act benefits

July 24, 2013 | 2 min reading time

This article is 9 years old. It was published on July 24, 2013.

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Workers who lost their jobs at one of the following companies: Hostess, American Italian Pasta Co., ATK, Climax Packaging, CPI, Energizer, Faurecia, Filtration Group, Mars, Sanofi-Aventis, Thyssen Krupp, and Yellow Pages, may be entitled to the benefits and services through the Trade Adjustment Assistance program (Trade Act).

The program seeks to provide adversely affected workers with opportunities to obtain the skills, credentials, resources, and support necessary to regain employment, including training, training allowances, job search and relocation assistance. Visit www.doleta.gov/tradeact for more information.

The first step to receiving Trade Act benefits and services is to file a petition with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). A petition must be submitted within one year of the layoff for that worker to gain benefits pending DOL certification.

SLATE Missouri Career has staff assigned to assist eligible workers with filing a petition and to answer questions about the program and its benefits. For more information, contact Samuel Hurd or Randall Klotz, at (314) 589-8000.

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