Government funding is available to qualified individuals under the stimulus package. If you are unemployed, underemployed, a dislocated worker or you have been laid off, you may be eligible.
Assistance and Benefits for Dislocated Workers
If you are in the process of re-entering the workforce or you have recently lost your job, you may be eligible for federal or state government-subsidized training grant programs.
TPTI has career consultants available to help you determine the most cost-effective and realistic approach to achieving your career training goals.
There are numerous programs to assist workers who have been laid off or who are experiencing wage and/or work hour cuts —TPTI offers helpful training programs to see that you meet state regulatory rules.
The federally-funded Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program provides assistance to workers experiencing adverse effects of foreign trade. TAA offers a variety of benefits and reemployment services to help you prepare if and obtain suitable employment. If you are eligible, you could could receive:
• Free technical training
• Job search and relocation allowances
• Trade readjustment allowances
• Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC)
• Other re-employment benefits
If you have been laid off or your hours have been cut and/or wages reduced due to increased imports, then you may qualify for TAA services.
Contact your local Department of Labor office, or have one of our career consultants contact you.
The government-sponsored Workforce Investment Act, or WIA, assists individuals who have been laid off or terminated, or who are scheduled to be laid off and need transition assistance to find or qualify for a new job.
To qualify, you must be unemployed or about to become unemployed and one of the following must apply:
• Your unemployment is due to general declining economic conditions;
• Current economic conditions make it unlikely for you to return to your occupation or industry; or
• You lost your job because your employer is shifting production to or importing goods you previously manufactured from Canada or Mexico.
Have one of our career consultants contact you. He or she can provide you with accurate information and direct you to your local WIA office to determine your eligibility.