Employees At Lake Eyelet
Manufacturing Co., Inc. In Plantsville Eligible For Trade Act Benefits
For immediate release
June 22, 2005
WETHERSFIELD – Approximately 30 employees of
Lake Eyelet Manufacturing Co., Inc., have been certified as eligible to apply
for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Alternative Trade Adjustment
Assistance (ATAA) benefits, State Labor Commissioner Shaun B. Cashman said
Cashman said the Labor Department is mailing an eligibility notice regarding the
benefits to all affected employees and is providing information on how to apply
for benefits. He urged workers who do not receive eligibility information
to contact their nearest Labor Department CTWorks Center for information
The affected workers, who were certified on June 8,
2005, produced metal closures, caps, and lipstick cases.
According to Cashman, affected employees who are, or
will be, totally or partially separated from employment on or after May 3, 2004
and on or before June 8, 2007 are eligible to apply for federal benefits.
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. Participation in
ATAA may be available as an alternative to some TAA benefits, allowing older
workers who accept reemployment at a lower wage to receive a wage subsidy.
In addition, health coverage tax credits may be available to individuals
eligible to receive TAA income support or ATAA wage subsidies.
Those who need to apply for unemployment
benefits are reminded that claims are now taken over the telephone as part of
Connecticut’s "Dial to File" TeleBenefits system. Information can be found on
the Department of Labor’s Web site at
Contact: Nancy Steffens (860) 263-6535