Buffalo Employment and Training Center

Share the Knowledge


The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program is a federally-funded program that provides a path for employment growth and opportunity to US workers who have lost their jobs as a result of foreign trade. The TAA program seeks to provide these trade-affected workers with opportunities to gain the skills, resources, and support they need to become employed. TAA offers a variety of benefits and services that include job training, job search, relocation allowances, income support, and assistance with healthcare premium costs. TAA participants come from a variety of backgrounds and industries. Many enter the program with a wide array of skills and experience. The majority of TAA participants who enter the program face similar challenges in obtaining new employment which include: a lack of a post-secondary degree, job skills solely in the manufacturing sector, and an inability to combine current training practices with years of now obsolete experience. The TAA program has been developed through legislation, regulation, and administrative guidance to best serve the needs of this population.