Date:May 26, 2010
Contact:Public Relations @ (225) 342-3035

Trane Springhill Employees Eligible to Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

SPRINGHILL– Workers who were laid off from Trane Springhill are eligible to apply for additional retraining and re-employment services because their job loss is the result of a shift in production to a foreign country.

A petition filed with the U.S. Department of Labor requesting Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) was approved when it was determined that the company was adversely affected by foreign trade.

The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Trade Adjustment Assistance unit will conduct a trade orientation session on Thursday, June 3, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Springhill Civic Center, 101 Machen Drive, Springhill.

The orientation session will inform employees about the full array of TAA services available to them including training programs, job search and relocation allowances, income support and health coverage tax credits.

Workers become eligible to apply for TAA when their company receives certification from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

All Louisiana Workforce Commission services are offered at no cost to the employer or the participating employees.

Employees unable to attend the June 3 meeting should contact their nearest Business and Career Solutions Center for assistance.

Additional information about Trade Adjustment Assistance is available at the Louisiana Workforce Commission Web site at

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