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Trade Adjustment Assistance: Changes to the Workers Program Benefited Participants, but Little Is Known About Outcomes
Andrew Sherrill (au)
While international trade has benefited Americans in a number of ways, it has also contributed to layoffs in a range of industries. To assist trade-displaced workers, the Dept. of Labor (DOL) administers the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Workers program, which provides income support, job training, and other benefits. The Trade Globalization and Adjustment Assistance Act of 2009, enacted as part of the Am. Recovery and Reinvestment Act, made substantial changes to the TAA program, such as extending eligibility to workers in the service sector and increasing benefits levels. This report examined (1) the challenges DOL faced in implementing the 2009 legislation; (2) selected state officialsäó» assessment of the 2009 legislationäó»s effect on participants and state and local administrators; and (3) the extent to which participants received program benefits and services established by the 2009 legislation and achieved employment outcomes. Tables and figures. This is a print on demand report.
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