INDIANAPOLIS (September 28, 2016) – The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently certified that workers who have been or may become totally or partially separated from Carrier Corporation (Indianapolis) are eligible to receive services under the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program. This includes onsite workers from Carrier Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, and leased onsite workers from Aerotek and Robert Half. The federal ruling applies to workers employed between August 18, 2015 and September 21, 2018.
The TAA program is made available to workers who are displaced due to foreign imports or shifts in production out of the country. It provides benefits to help unemployed workers prepare for and obtain suitable employment. In addition, weekly trade re-adjustment allowances may be payable to eligible workers following the exhaustion of unemployment insurance benefits. Workers may also be eligible for a variety of reemployment services, job search and relocation allowances, health insurance premium assistance through the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC), and training. Workers age 50 or older may be eligible for Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance (RTAA), a wage subsidy of 50 percent of the difference between their new salary and old salary, up to $10,000.
Over the past several months, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) and its local partner, EmployIndy, have been assisting Carrier employees through Rapid Response efforts. This program helps displaced employees move toward a plan for re-employment, including resume assistance, interview workshops and skills assessments. Carrier employees will now be eligible for additional programs and services due to the TAA certification.
Carrier employees are encouraged to contact their current WorkOne case manager, call 317-228-0682 or email Carrier@employindy.orgto be connected with additional reemployment services available through TAA. They can also continue to take advantage of WorkOne services that are available to all Hoosier jobseekers, including skills assessments, training programs, résumé and interview preparation, job matching, and much more.