Staffing Service Employees Leased to ICU Medical Inc. in Vernon Eligible for
Federal Trade Act Benefits
Workers contracted through Linium Staffing, LLC – d.b.a. Lauren Staffing
For immediate release
April 30, 2007
WETHERSFIELD, Approximately 9 workers of Linium
Staffing, LLC, who were contracted to produce Punctur-Guard medical safety
devices onsite at the ICU Medical Inc., facility, have been certified on April
12, 2007 as eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and
Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) benefits.
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 5, 2006 and on or before April 12, 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. 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 Labor’s Web site
Contact: Nancy Steffens (860) 263-6535