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Workers of Procter and Gamble Hair Care, LLC, in Stamford Eligible to Apply for Trade Act Benefits
Includes workers from Staff Management, Seaton Corp., and Horizon Staffing

For immediate release
January 23, 2009

Note:  Media release was revised on 1/27/09 to add on-site, temporary staff to an approximation of workers eligible to apply for Trade Act Assistance benefits
 

WETHERSFIELD - Approximately 700 workers of Procter & Gamble Hair Care, LLC, including on-site temp workers from Staff Management Seaton Corp., and Horizon Staffing were certified on Dec. 29, 2008 as eligible to apply for federal Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA). The workers produced hair colorants for the Stamford-based company. 

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 Dec. 12, 2007 and on or before Dec. 29, 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 Laborís Web site at www.ct.gov/dol.

Contact: Nancy Steffens (860) 263-6535


200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109 / Phone: 860-263-6000

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