Trade Adjustment Assistance for employers
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Alternative or Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA/RTAA) programs help workers who are unemployed due to foreign trade. The goal of the Trade Act programs is to help trade-affected workers return to suitable employment as quickly as possible.
A group of workers needs to first submit a petition to the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) showing that they were adversely affected by foreign trade. A single petition form covers requests for both TAA and ATAA/RTAA. USDOL will issue a certification if the group is eligible.
For more information about the Trade Act programs, visit our TAA page.