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Workers from Syntex Rubber Corp. in Bridgeport Eligible to Apply for Trade Act Benefits Eligibility
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WETHERSFIELD, Approximately 35 workers (including Monroe Staffing leased workers) of Syntex Rubber Corp. in Bridgeport involved in the production of rubber products  were certified on Aug. 25, 2008 as eligible to apply for federal 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 Aug. 13, 2007 and on or before Aug. 25, 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


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