Trade Act Benefits

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If you been laid off due to foreign trade policy? Has your company outsourced jobs overseas? Has an increase of imports led to your layoff, we may be able to help you with the resources listed below.

How to Apply


  • Personalized coaching and financial support provided by an employment counselor
  • Personalized needs and career assessment to identify skills and occupational goals
  • Tuition, books and required supplies to complete an occupational license/certification program or a college degree (must be able to complete the program/degree within 130 weeks)
  • Connecting with and paying for tutoring services
  • Paying required testing and licensing fees
  • Job search assistance including resume preparation, interviewing skills, networking and preparing to reenter the workforce
  • Targeted job referrals
  • Individual job development
  • RTAA - Wage subsidy for workers age 50 and older
  • TRA - Weekly income support while in full-time school
  • Connect with other community and public assistance resources

Has a Trade Act Petition Been Approved for Me?