Workers of Coldform, Inc.
in Terryville Eligible to Apply for Trade Act Benefits
For immediate release
January 19, 2010
WETHERSFIELD – Approximately 44 workers of Coldform, Inc., in Terryville who
produced rivets, nuts, bolts and fasteners were certified on Dec. 9, 2009 as
eligible to apply for federal Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA).
The Connecticut Labor Department is mailing an eligibility notice regarding the
benefits to all adversely 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 due to
lack of work on or after July 2, 2008 and on or before December 9, 2011.
Available assistance may include training; income support in the form of Trade
Readjustment Allowances (TRA); job search and relocation allowances for
qualified workers who seek or obtain employment outside their normal commuting
areas; and participation in the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) program,
covering 80% of qualified health insurance premiums. Individuals 50 years of
age and older who return to lower-paying work may be eligible to receive
Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance (RTAA) wage subsidies. Adversely
affected incumbent workers, individually threatened with total or partial
separation as of the date of certification and through Dec. 9, 2011 may access
reemployment services, including TAA training, prior to layoff.
Workers who qualify yet do not receive eligibility information are urged to
contact their nearest Labor Department CTWorks Center for information and
assistance. 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
Contact: Nancy Steffens (860) 263-6535