Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)

What is the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program?

 Did or will your employer:

  • Move production outside of the United States,
  • Outsource jobs outside of the United States,
  • Compete with foreign companies,
  • Import from foreign suppliers, or
  • Supply customers impacted by foreign competition?

If the answer to any of the above questions is ‘yes’, you may be eligible for services and benefits provided under the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program.

The Trade Act of 1974 and all of its amendments were created to provide support to workers who have been found adversely impacted by increased imports, a shift of production, or a service that moved to another country. 

It is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor and provides impacted workers with assistance to obtain the skills and resources needed to compete for good jobs in today's economy.

Benefits and Services

The goal of the TAA program is to help workers become reemployed in a suitable job as quickly as possible by providing benefits and services tailored to their needs, including:

  • Training
  • Income Support – Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA)
  • Job Search Allowances
  • Relocation Allowances
  • Older Worker Wage Subsidy

For more information,  please visit the links below.  Click here [link to inquiry form] to connect with an SC ACCELERATE representative to find out more on how TAA recipients can benefit from SC ACCELERATE services.

Helpful Links:

United States Department of Labor – Trade Adjustment Assistance

South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce