Trade Adjustment Assistance

Did you lose your job due to foreign competition or because your employer moved out of the country?  

You may be eligible for assistance under the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program. To qualify for TAA, the business you worked for must be certified as a TAA-eligible company by the USDOL. TAA is intended to help individuals return to suitable employment.

Trade Adjustment Assistance may include:

  • Training assistance
    • Classroom training
    • On-the-Job training
    • Registered Apprenticeship
  • Job Search allowance
  • Relocation allowance
  • Trade Readjustment Allowance (TRA)
    • Income support similar to Unemployment Insurance (UI) when specific criteria is met
  • Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance (RTAA)
    • Wage-subsidy programs for workers age 50 and over

In Missouri, the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program is jointly administered by the Office of Workforce Development and the Division of Employment Security.
Eligibility requirements and timeframes apply.

Refer to the Related Resources section of this page for additional information. 

Visit your local Missouri Job Center where Trade Representative staff can help determine if you qualify for Trade Adjustment Assistance.