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Trade Adjustment Assistance In Illinois

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Local Workforce Innovation Areas (LWIAs) provide services to Illinois employers who are planning or have gone through a layoff. Along with providing services, they, along with individuals and employers, have the ability to report layoffs in Illinois.

A trade layoff happens due to increased imports or production shifted out of the United States. 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 information on this page and the additional TAA link.

The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program helps workers who have lost their jobs as a result of international trade get back to work. The program offers a variety of benefits and services to eligible workers, including job training, income support, job search and relocation allowances, tax credits for health insurance costs, and a wage subsidy to workers 50 years of age and older.

  • Information on reporting a layoff
  • Illinois Trade Program and USDOL Contacts
  • Illinois Trade Downloads/Materials
  • Agent Liable Contacts

For more information contact:

Susan Boggs
Illinois TAA Coordinator
Office of Employment and Training
O: 217.558.2474
F: 217.557.5506