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Integration of Trade Services for Dislocated Workers: A Comprehensive Guide

Part B–300 — Trade Program Benefits and Strategies

B-300.1:

Trade Program

Benefits

Several options are available to Workforce Center staff under the

Trade program to develop reemployment strategies for eligible

Trade-certified workers. The options include:

• HCTC — provides assistance with the payment of premiums for

eligible health coverage programs.

• ATAA — alternative benefit for workers who are at least 50

years of age.

• Job Search Allowance — covers expenses incurred in seeking

employment outside the normal commuting area.

• Relocation Allowance — provides reimbursement to an

individual for approved expenses when relocation is required.

• TRA — provides cash payments after UI benefits are exhausted

while a claimant is in a Trade-approved, full-time training

program, or on a waiver of the training requirement for basic

TRA.

• Training, including OJT and customized training — for

reemployment in another job or career when suitable

employment is not available. If possible, such training must

assist workers in achieving a wage of 80 percent of their

previous wage.

Note: Part C-400 covers these options in greater depth.

B-300.2:

Trade Service

Strategy

The strategic planning process for each Board shall include the

development of local policies for a trade service strategy that

coordinates various service approaches to accomplish all of the

following:

• Assist Trade-certified workers to obtain suitable employment as

quickly as possible.

• Promote the use of WIA Core and Intensive services to support

rapid reattachment to the workforce, where an 80 percent wage

replacement goal is achievable.

Part B: Introduction May 2006 Page B- 5

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