Landrieu Announces Trade Adjustment Assistance for Shreveport Workers
United States Senator Mary Landrieu, D-La., today announced that approximately 223 workers employed by AI-Shreveport, LLC, a company that produces automotive parts, will now be eligible for federal aid through the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program. Established under the Trade Act of 1974, the TAA Program assists employees who lose their jobs or who face a reduction in hours or wages due to increased imports.
Earlier this week, the Department of Labor also announced that 180 workers at Innertech-Shreveport, 60 employees at Johnson Controls, Inc. and eight workers at Oakley Sub Assembly all in Shreveport will be eligible to receive aid through the TAA program.
"In these trying economic times, it is important that the men and women whose employment has been adversely affected by increased global competition receive all of the assistance available to them," Sen. Landrieu said. "The worldwide economy creates significant challenges at home, particularly when American jobs are lost to overseas competition. This support will help with job training, job search, relocation allowances, income support and other reemployment services.
"I am pleased that employees of these four companies will now be eligible for assistance, and I am deeply committed to ensuring that Northwest Louisiana remains a vital economic center of our state."
Workers can access the benefits by going to their local one-stop career center. The easiest way to locate this facility is to visit www.servicelocator.org and entering their zip code.