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Employees of Durham Manufacturing Co. Eligible for Federal Trade Act Benefits
Injection Molding Department employees – including on-site leased workers of  Outsource Solutions and Hamilton Connections

For immediate release
June 15, 2007

WETHERSFIELD - Approximately 24 employees of Durham Manufacturing Company’s Injection Molding Department (including on-site leased workers of Outsource solutions and Hamilton Connections), who produced first aid kits, were certified on June 1, 2007 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 May 15, 2006 and on or before June 1, 2009.  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 www.ct.gov/dol.

Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535


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