Free Job Training, Financial Assistance for Workers Laid-Off from Valente Global

Laid-off workers eligible for free training for a new occupation, financial assistance & other benefits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 8, 2019

Seattle, Wash – Laid-off Valente Global workers may be eligible for free training for a new occupation, financial assistance, and other benefits.

The U.S. Department of Labor approved benefits for workers who lost their jobs due to a lack of work after December 18, 2017. Workers may receive vocational training, additional unemployment benefits, relocation expenses, reimbursement for an out-of-area job search and the federal Health Coverage Tax Credit. Older workers may receive a subsidy that covers the difference in wages earned at the time of separation and those earned in re- employment.

Workers who believe they are eligible should attend an informational meeting on October 14 or 28, or November 18, 2019 at WorkSource Redmond, 7735 178th PL NE, Redmond, WA 98052. Please call to confirm your seat at 425- 861-3704. Those who are unable to attend may contact WorkSource Redmond (https://www.worksourceskc.org/redmond) for more information.

Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) is a federal program designed to reduce workforce impacts from imports and covers several sectors of the economy. The program for workers is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. For more information, please visit https://www.doleta.gov/tradeact/.

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The Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County is a nonprofit workforce grant-funding organization led by a majority private sector board that oversees employment-related programs for youth, the adult workforce, and employers in Seattle-King County, with the goal of a strong economy and self-sufficiency for every resident.

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