If a company is downsizing as a result of foreign trade, a company official files a petition with the U.S. Department of Labor with that information. If Labor determines criteria are met to certify the petition, individual workers at that company who are impacted can apply for the benefits offered by Trade Act.
Trade Act is a federal program that assists workers who have lost their jobs as a result of foreign trade by providing affected workers with opportunities to obtain training, resources and support to become reemployed. This program is offered at no cost to the employer.
File a petition
To file a petition or learn more about the program, visit the U.S. Department of Labor website.