Benefits provided under the Trade Act are administered by the Department of Career Services (DCS) and Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA).


Career Center Services

The Department of Career Services has Career Centers all across the state which offer Employment Counseling, Vocational Testing, Job Placement and Support Services. If you are a Trade-eligible individual who would like help in finding a new job you can access services at a Career Center to develop a Career Plan. If needed, this may include a plan for you to attend a training program to gain new skills which may help you find a new job at a salary comparable to your previous job.

The list of Career Centers in Massachusetts can be found here pdf format of Find the Career Center Nearest You (2066A)

Program Benefits for TAA Eligible Workers

Below are the two outlines of TAA benefits for Trade-affected workers according to relevant petition numbers. If you are a worker whose petition number is 69,999 or lower or 80,000 or higher, you may be eligible for TAA benefits under the 2002 Amendments.

If you are a worker whose petition number is between 70,000 and 79,999 then you may be eligible under the 2009 Amendments.

If you are a worker whose petition number starts at 81,000 to 84,999 then you may be eligible under the 2011 Amendments.   For more detailed information, click below under the appropriate petition number that you may qualify for the TAA-benefits.


The Trade Act as amended established the Trade Reform Act of 2002  pdf format of The Trade Act 2002


The Trade and Globalization Adjustment Assistance Act of 2009  pdf format of The Trade Act 2009


The Trade Adjustment Assistance Act of 2011  pdf format of The Trade Act 2011



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