Employees At Intermark Fabric
Corporation In Plainfield Eligible For TAA And Alternative TAA Benefits
For immediate release
December 29, 2005
WETHERSFIELD, Approximately 80-100 employees of
Intermark Fabric Corporation in Plainfield 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 Dec. 8,
2005 supplied imitation suede and velvets used in production of upholstery
According to Cashman, affected employees who are, or will be, totally or
partially separated from employment on or after Sept. 28, 2004 and on or before
Dec.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 can now be taken over the telephone or
Internet. Information can be found on the Department of Laborís Web site
Steffens (860) 263-6535