The Department of Labor (DOL) certified TE Connectivity (Creganna Medical) for the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program. This certification is the result of TE Connectivity’s production of medical grade wire being determined adversely affected by import competition or shifts in production to a foreign country.
If you were laid off from work due to a lack of work on or after 9/17/2019 and on or before 10/22/2022, you may be eligible for the following benefits and services under the TAA program:
-Training (On-the-Job, Classroom, or
-Job Search Allowances
-Additional Unemployment Insurance benefits
in the form of Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA)
-Wage subsidy for workers 50 and older
-Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC)
Please contact the Central Trade Act Unit (CTAU) at 1-877-639-7700, for instructions on how to access benefits and services under the Trade Act program.
You have a variety of options to explore for more information on the TAA program:
-Informational TAA Videos and success stories at:
-Our agency web page
for additional information about the Trade Act program.
-Visit our Facebook page at
-You can also visit the DOL website at
Unemployment Insurance Benefit Information – For more information on unemployment insurance benefits, or to file a claim visit us at http://www.unemployment.oregon.gov or contact us at 1-877-File4UI (1-877-345-3484).
*** There are important deadlines to receive benefits and services under the program ***
In order to be eligible for TRA, you must be enrolled in training no later than 26 weeks after your most recent layoff from the adversely affected employer or 26 weeks after the Trade Act certification, whichever is later. If you are not able to get into approved training by these deadlines, a waiver of training may be available to you.
The Trade Act program also offers other re-employment services that have deadlines attached.
Job Search allowance – 365 days from the certification date or your most recent qualifying separation date. If you are in training that takes you beyond the above deadline, you have 182 days from the date you complete training to access this service.
Relocation allowance – 425 days from the certification date or your most recent qualifying separation date. If you are in training that takes you beyond the above deadline, you have 182 days from the date you complete training to access this service.
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Our team looks forward to serving you with any of your re-employment needs!
Publish November 11, 12, 2020 NT/TT183736