Tuesday, May 18, 2021 2:00 PM ~ 3:00 PM ET

When the Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance (OTAA) receives a petition, one of the first steps is to transmit a notification to State Trade Coordinators and other stakeholders information about the petition, including the company contact employing the worker group.  This information is provided at the outset to support state adherence to the statutory requirement that all petitioning worker groups be offered Rapid Response.  


We know that some states are taking advantage of this information to identify individuals in the worker group which will support faster service delivery including post-certification notification.  The purpose of this scheduled chat is to hear from states about how they leverage this communication for outreach.

We encourage participation from both state Rapid Response and Trade and coordinators.

Chat Moderator

Timothy Theberge, USDOL - ETA - OTAA