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Guilford's Pinchbeck Roses' Workers Eligible To Apply For Trade Act Benefits

For immediate release
August 15, 2004
 

WETHERSFIELD, Aug. 15  – Approximately 30 workers of William Pinchbeck, Inc., d.b.a. Pinchbeck Roses, a company in Guilford, who engaged in the production of cut flowers were certified on July 23, 2008 as eligible to apply for federal Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA). 

The Connecticut Labor Department is mailing an eligibility notice regarding the benefits to all affected employees and is providing information on how to apply for benefits.  Employees eligible to apply for federal benefits are those who are, or will be, totally or partially separated from employment on or after June 12, 2007 and on or before July 23, 2010.  Workers who qualify yet do not receive eligibility information are urged to contact their nearest Labor Department CTWorks Center for information and assistance. 

Available assistance may include training and income support in the form of Trade Readjustment Allowances, as well as job search and relocation allowances for qualified workers who seek or obtain employment outside their normal commuting areas.  In addition, health coverage tax credits may be available to individuals eligible to receive TAA income support. 

Those who need to apply for unemployment benefits are reminded that claims can now be taken over the telephone or Internet.

Information can be found on the Department of Labor’s Web site at www.ct.gov/dol.


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