Trade Adjustment Act

Program Name

Trade Adjustment Assistance

Agency Name

Kansas Department of Commerce

Program Description

The Trade Adjustment Assistance Program (TAA) is a federally funded program that helps workers who have lost their jobs as a result of foreign trade. For a worker to be eligible for this program, a TAA petition must be filed with the U.S. Department of Labor for certification. 

The TAA petition may be filed by:

  • Three or more workers
  • Employer’s representative
  • Unions
  • One-Stop operators or partners
  • State Dislocated Workers Unit

TAA petitions are investigated by the federal government to determine eligibility for certification.

Once the petition has been certified by DOL, the laid-off workers may be eligible for a variety of benefits, including job training, income support, job search and relocation allowances, a tax credit to help pay the costs of health insurance, and a wage supplement to certain reemployed trade-affected workers 50 years of age and older.

List of Services

One-Stop Career Centers are “full service” Workforce Centers. Services provided include:

  • Information about employment and training opportunities
  • Skills assessments
  • Job placement
  • Job counseling
  • Other supportive services

It is important to maintain contact with local Workforce Center to meet required deadlines, ensure proper understanding of the rules, and receive guidance on benefits and services available to trade impacted workers.

Locations

1025 Main St.
Great Bend, KS 67530
Phone: (620) 793-5445
Fax: (620) 793-3188

332 E. 8th Street
Hays, KS 67601
Phone: (785) 625-5654
Fax: (785) 625-0092

609 E. 14th Ave.
Hutchinson, KS 67501
Phone: (620) 665-3559
Fax: (620) 728-8161

107 E. Spruce St.
Garden City, KS 67846
Phone: (620) 276-2339
Fax: (620) 276-7306

2308 First Avenue
Dodge City, KS 67801
Phone: (620) 227-2149
Fax: (620) 227-9667

203 N. 10th Street
Salina, KS 67401
Phone: (785) 827-0385
Fax: (785) 827-2307

Website Link

http://www.doleta.gov/tradeact/

Contact Information

Phyllis Gish
TAA Program Manager
TAA@kansasworks.com
1000 S.W. Jackson St.
Suite 100
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: (785) 296-0824

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