WORKFORCE INNOVATION & OPPORTUNITY ACT PROGRAM

TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE

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.

 

Training

  • 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.

For Other Services Click Below:

YOUTH

ADULT

DISLOCATED WORKER

Illinois workNet Centers and Satellite Offices

KC Crisp Technology Center
2005 East McCord Street
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 545-3252 or 3254

2311 Hoffman Drive
Effingham, IL 62401
(217) 342-4382  Ext 226, 227, 231

305 Richmond Ave. East
Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 235-2222  Ext 8212, 8213, 8282

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

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

301 S Cross Street
Robinson IL 62454
(618) 544-3858

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

For more information, email us at cefs@cefseoc.org

C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation

1805 South Banker Street     PO Box 928

Effingham IL 62401