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Illinois workNet Centers and Satellite Offices

KC Crisp Technology Center
2005 East McCord Street
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 545-3252

2311 Hoffman Drive
Effingham, IL 62401
(217) 347-2102

(217) 240-3078

(217) 240-3079

109 N. 16th St.
Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 279-0371

Olney Central College
305 N West Street Room 208A
Olney, IL 62450
(618) 392-7777

700 State Street
Lawrenceville IL 62439
(618) 943-4442

102 West Main St.
Robinson IL 62454
(618) 544-3858

517 W Gallatin Street
Vandalia IL 62471
(618) 283-2780

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TAARA/RTAA Eligibility Requirements

The Trade Adjustment Assistance Reauthorization Act (TAARA) program was created to provide benefits and support to workers who become unemployed due to the impact of international trade.

To obtain services and benefits, a group of workers, an employer, a union, a state official, or an American Job Center partner must file a petition with the U.S. Department of Labor. If the petition is certified, each worker in the group may apply separately for the individual services and benefits.


Employment and Case Management Services

  • Resume writing

  • Comprehensive assessment

  • Individual employment plan

  • Employment statistics

  • Interview skills

  • Career counseling

  • Job search and referral


Job Search Allowances

  • Expenses incurred seeking employment outside commuting area


Relocation Allowances

  • If a move is necessary once an offer of work has been made outside of the commuting area, benefits to assist in moving may be available.



  • Classroom training

  • On the job training

  • Customized training

  • Remedial training

  • English as a second language


Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA)

  • Financial support while participating in training


Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC)

  • Financial assistance to help with health care premiums

Available Job Search Resources

  • Illinois workNet

  • Illinois Job Link

  • Area newspapers

  • Career development publications

  • Professional career advice

  • Resource library

  • Labor market information

  • Resume software

  • Computers

  • Printers

  • Fax machines

  • Copiers

  • Telephones

  • Assistive Technology Equipment (ADA) available at select locations



RTAA BENEFITS offer a wage subsidy to help older workers bridge the salary gap between old and new employment.

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