Employees of Durham Manufacturing Co.
Eligible for Federal Trade Act Benefits
For immediate release
January 25, 2008
WETHERSFIELD, Approximately 10 employees of Durham
Manufacturing Company in Durham who produced metal storage bins were certified
on Jan. 11, 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 Dec. 14, 2006 and on or before Jan. 11,
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
Contact: Nancy Steffens (860) 263-6535