Employees of N.
Stonington’s Chippenhook Corp., Eligible to Apply for Federal Trade Act
Approximately 28 from
company’s Designers Group Intl. Division
For immediate release
May 8, 2008
WETHERSFIELD, Approximately 28 workers of Chippenhook
Corporation’s Designers Group International Division of North Stonington, who
produced displays and cases for jewelry and watches were certified on April 30,
2008 as eligible to apply for 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 April 11, 2007 and on or before April 30,
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
Contact: Nancy Steffens (860) 263-6535