Congressman Tim Ryan Announces Trade Adjustment Assistance for 250 Delphi Employees

Dec 1, 2016 Issues: Manufacturing

Warren, Ohio – Congressman Tim Ryan is today announcing the successful certification of Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for approximately 250 laid-off workers at Delphi Automotive Systems, who were engaged in activities related to the production of automotive components. This certification includes on-site leased workers from the Bartech Group. TAA will assist workers in their search for re-employment through income support, training, assistance with healthcare premium costs, employment and case management services, and may include job search and relocation allowances.

“This is another example of jobs unfairly lost due to foreign subsidized competition that hurt our communities. These men and women lost their jobs through no fault of their own, and when this happens, it is our responsibility to give them the opportunity to get back on their feet. I am pleased that the employees of Delphi and Bartech will get the support they deserve in this difficult time,” said Congressman Ryan.

The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program is a federal program that assists US workers who have lost their jobs as a result of foreign trade. The program provides trade-affected workers with opportunities to obtain the skills, resources, and support they need to become reemployed. For example, Trade Readjustment Allowances will provide income support while workers are participating in full-time training, which may include classroom and/or on the-job training, customized training, post-secondary education, prerequisite education or coursework and remedial education. The cost of training is paid to the training provider by the State with TAA Program funds.