U.S. Department of Labor

07/15/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/15/2021 09:35

US Department of Labor announces more than $92M in funding for training, employment services, wage subsidies for workers harmed by foreign trade

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Labor today announced $92.6 million in funding to 47 states to provide training and employment services to eligible workers affected adversely by foreign trade. Administered by the department's Employment and Training Administration,the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers Programsupports training, employment and case management services, job search and relocation allowances, and income support during training. In addition, the program provides a subsidy to workers, aged 50 or older, whose reemployment wages are lower than the wages earned in their prior trade-affected employment. This distribution follows an initial allocation of $240.8 million provided to states in January 2021.

'Today's announcement provides much-needed funding to train and support workers whose employment was affected adversely by foreign trade,' said Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh. 'Helping these workers transition to new employment is critical to the nation's equitable recovery, and serves as a reminder to Congress of the urgent need to reauthorize Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers Programto ensure more workers can receive the benefits, services and training they need to connect to good jobs.'

Congress did not reauthorize the TAA program by its June 30 deadline. On July 1, the program reverted to its previous version, referred to as Reversion 2021. Without reauthorization, much of the TAA funding will end upon the program termination on June 30, 2022.

A list of each state's funding follows this news release.

The department has distributed Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers program funds as follows:

State

Amount

State

Amount

Alabama

$1,632,935

Nebraska

$437,977

Arizona

$479,753

Nevada

$143,480

Arkansas

$1,261,244

New Hampshire

$203,480

California

$7,683,506

New Jersey

$2,091,610

Colorado

$593,680

New Mexico

$1,300,265

Connecticut

$1,138,733

New York

$3,022,234

Florida

$859,812

North Carolina

$1,403,839

Georgia

$1,883,810

North Dakota

$86,749

Hawaii

$36,432

Ohio

$3,910,341

Idaho

$448,609

Oklahoma

$786,704

Illinois

$4,161,702

Oregon

$7,793,222

Indiana

$4,332,215

Pennsylvania

$6,985,553

Iowa

$1,195,824

Rhode Island

$91,607

Kansas

$3,237,854

South Carolina

$1,536,609

Kentucky

$1,912,535

South Dakota

$552,005

Louisiana

$208,405

Tennessee

$1,412,834

Maine

$139,317

Texas

$4,856,832

Maryland

$1,082,236

Utah

$1,217,461

Massachusetts

$2,968,124

Vermont

$138,236

Michigan

$3,489,413

Virginia

$1,891,754

Minnesota

$3,361,887

Washington

$5,193,812

Mississippi

$80,783

West Virginia

$1,370,490

Missouri

$2,087,089

Wisconsin

$1,891,441

Montana

$26,767

Total

$92,621,200