TAA Orientation Notice - MSSC

The U.S. Department of Labor has determined the workers of MSSC US, Inc. in Hopkinsville, KY are eligible to apply for individual TAA benefits and services. Workers who separated MSSC ‐ Hopkinsville, who are engaged in activities related to the production stabilizer bar and coil springs, including on‐site leased workers from Luttrell, Staff Easy, and Wise Staffing, Hopkinsville, Kentucky on or after June 9, 2019, until the expiration date of November 20, 2022, are eligible to apply for individual TAA benefits and services under petition number 95977.  Reemployment services are available for any worker threatened by layoff from MSSC, on or after June 9, 2019.
The TAA program offers the following services and benefits:
  • Reemployment Services before or after your layoff date;
  • Assessment of your education, skills, abilities, and employment goals;
  • Job Search allowances(out‐of‐area job search)
  • Relocation allowances;
  • Training Allowances (Payment of tuition, books, and fees) upon approval of training;
  • Income support payments through Unemployment Insurance and Trade Readjustment Allowances;
  • Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance (RTAA) program for workers age 50 or older.
In order to receive these valuable benefits, you must attend an orientation (available online or in person) and complete an application requesting a determination of entitlement for individual TAA services and benefits.  During the orientation, you will receive more details about the program requirements and deadlines. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions and complete the application for TAA benefits.
Please Register where we know you attended:
Follow this link to fill out a brief form: https://forms.gle/LnpjbrzJKQuREXyh9
1. Enter your information. (There is a place to enter other names if 2‐3 people are viewing together)
2. Click Submit
3. A link will appear for you to click to watch the Trade Orientation Video.
4. Click the link to view. The video will reference the application form you will complete at the end (item #2) and the Trade Worker handbook (item #4). You can download, print or save the Trade worker handbook at any time to make notes or follow along.
5. Please read instructions, watch video and follow all four (4) steps.  Mail or Email Application, as soon as possible!  If you need a copy of the Trade handbook printed for you, contact the individuals below.

Please upload each of the following items, in Citizen Connect or in your unemployment profile as described, to verify your identity and complete the eligibility/TAA application process.
1. A current, valid government issued, photo ID (driver’s license, state ID, or passport)
2. Social Security Card (Your name must match the photo ID)
**The application cannot be approved and services started without identity verification.

If you have issues or need help, email [email protected] or [email protected].

A letter will arrive indicating you have completed the initial eligibility process.
The Kentucky Career Center staff will also need the following documents, once you begin services.
1. Recent or last paystub from MSSC US Inc. (or if you are a leased worker from Luttrell, Staff Easy, and/or Wise Staffing, Hopkinsville at MSSC US Inc., Hopkinsville, Kentucky, a recent paystub from there)
2. Notice of layoff date or separation documents from MSSC US Inc.
3. If you are a veteran, your DD‐214
Certain benefits have critical deadlines that must be met. It is important that you complete the orientation (in person or by video), application page, and provide Identity verification and return it as soon as possible.
A brochure on the Trade (TAA) program is included. Additional information regarding TAA can be obtained from the Department of Labor website: http://www.doleta.gov/tradeact.
Return completed application as soon as possible. Email to [email protected] or [email protected].

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