WORKFORCE INNOVATION & OPPORTUNITY ACT PROGRAM
TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE
Illinois workNet Centers and Satellite Offices
KC Crisp Technology Center
2005 East McCord Street
Centralia, IL 62801
2311 Hoffman Drive
Effingham, IL 62401
109 N. 16th St.
Mattoon, IL 61938
Olney Central College
305 N West Street Room 208A
Olney, IL 62450
700 State Street
Lawrenceville IL 62439
102 West Main St.
Robinson IL 62454
517 W Gallatin Street
Vandalia IL 62471
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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
Individual employment plan
Job search and referral
Job Search Allowances
Expenses incurred seeking employment outside commuting area
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.
On the job 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 Job Link
Career development publications
Professional career advice
Labor market information
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.