Adjustment Assistance


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Adjustment Assistance

Any program whereby a government helps to retrain workers whose jobs or careers have been rendered obsolete. Adjustment assistance may be provided when a technology makes a job redundant. More commonly, however, adjustment assistance refers to programs a government designs when it pursues policies antithetical to a particular line of work. For example, a country may pursue free trade policies that result in outsourcing to other nations, requiring adjustment assistance for laid off workers. Adjustment assistance is controversial, especially because it is unlikely that older workers will be rehired even after training.
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The Trade Adjustment Assistance Reform Act (TAARA) of 2002 merged NAFTA-TAA with traditional TAA.
If you try to extend adjustment assistance to workers across the board, you're talking about much, much larger adjustment costs for a safety net, worker retraining, or other elements.
Trade adjustment assistance has not achieved that: the track record shows some workers gaining exemption from the requirement to receive training, and therefore they are receiving the added benefits but not the skills, and that did not equip them with the tools they needed to then find a new job.
and Globalization Adjustment Assistance Act (TGAAA) of 2009 as part of
Kirk offered no specifics on how the administration plans on seeking congressional approval of extensions for both deals, but also highlighted renewal of the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program as another priority.
The Secretary of Labor is authorized to award grants to eligible institutions for the purpose of "developing, offering, and improving educational or career training" for workers eligible for training under the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Act.
Department of Labor's Trade Adjustment Assistance program, which provides extended unemployment and job retraining benefits for workers whose jobs are certified by the department as being lost because of trade.
extends COBRA continuation coverage periods for certain individuals receiving Trade Adjustment Assistance benefits or pension benefits from the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.
They conclude that trade adjustment assistance can be used as a way to help the impacted industries face new competitive challenges.
To complete the versatility of the Centaure, the machine is proposed with slit width adjustment assistance.
The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program, administered by the Department of Labor (Labor), is the nation's primary program providing income support, job training, and other benefits for manufacturing workers who lose their jobs as a result of international trade.