Employees At C-Cor Inc. In Wallingford Eligible For Federal Trade Act Benefits
For immediate release
March 9, 2006
WETHERSFIELD - Approximately 120 employees of C-COR,
Inc.ís Access and Transport Division 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
Center for information and assistance.
The affected workers, who were certified on February
17, 2006, produced equipment for the telecommunications industry.
According to Cashman, affected employees who are, or will be, totally or
partially separated from employment on or after Jan. 11, 2005 and on or before
Feb. 17, 2008, 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.
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
Contact: Nancy Steffens (860) 263-6535