If your job may be, or will be, impacted by a layoff related to the employer moving jobs out of the country or increased imports, review the Trade information on this site. Additional benefits and services may be available to you and others impacted by the layoff if it is certified by the U.S. Department of Labor as a Trade layoff.
How to File
A group of two or more workers from the same firm; a union or other duly authorized representative of such workers; the firm(s) of such workers; American Job Center operators or partners, including State workforce officials, employment security agencies, or dislocated worker unit and rapid response team members may file the online Petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Workers.
A copy of the petition should also be submitted to the State of Illinois TAA Coordinators listed below.
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Specific Benefits:
Access Available Services
Trade Program Guidance
Use the Service Finder search to find your local American Job Center. Staff at these centers are available to assist you with layoffs, career guidance, work support, and much more.
Note: If you reside in Cook County, you should reach out to the National Able Network for work support.
Watch the videos below to learn about what programs and services are available: