This federal program is available as a direct result of a successful petition supported by SPEEA, IFPTE Local 2001, and the International Association of Machinists (IAM), District 751, on behalf of represented employees at The Boeing Company in Washington State to the U.S. Department of Labor. It provides:
- Occupational Training
- Income Support
- Job Search Allowance
- Relocation Allowance
- Older Worker Wage Subsidy
- Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA), income support
- Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance (RTAA)
To get started, see an overview at www.speea.org (drop-down menu for Member Tools/Layoff Information).
This statewide program through the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) serves jobless workers or workers with layoff notices who need to change careers or update skills in order to re-enter the workforce. The program offers:
- Tuition assistance, books, and fees for those who qualify
- Educational advising and planning
- Job search assistance
- Assistance in locating additional funding for training
- Liaison to other agencies, programs and fund sources
- Assistance with forms such as Employment Security Commissioner Approved Training (CAT) and Training Benefits (TB) applications, Workforce Investment Act/Dislocated Worker, and Trade Adjustment Act.
To learn more, go to the website for the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges at www.sbctc.ctc.edu and search for Worker Retraining.
The Adult and Dislocated Worker Program is designed to provide quality employment and training services to assist eligible individuals in finding and qualifying for meaningful employment, and to help employers find the skilled workers they need to compete and succeed in business.
Three levels of services are provided through One-Stop Career Centers.
- Core services - includes outreach, job search and placement assistance, and labor market information available to all job seekers;
- Intensive services - Includes more comprehensive assessments, development of individual employment plans and counseling and career planning; and
- Training services - Customers are linked to job opportunities in their communities, including both occupational training and training in basic skills. Participants use an "individual training account" to select an appropriate training program from a qualified training provider.
- "Supportive" services such as transportation, childcare, dependent care, housing and needs-related payments are provided under certain circumstances to allow an individual to participate in the program.
- "Rapid Response" services at the employment site for employers and workers who are expected to lose their jobs as a result of company closings and mass layoffs are also available.
- Individuals whose layoff was created or affected by international trade, may access information and services under the Trade Act programs.
- States are responsible for program management and operations including enrollment, service delivery, and certification of training providers.
To get started, go to www.dol.gov (see Workforce Investment Act).
In 2017 Workforce Snohomish and The Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County received federal and state funding to provide targeted services to eligible aerospace workers and family members impacted by the Boeing layoffs. Those impacted range from direct Boeing employees, on-site contractors, and supply chain workers.
Regardless of previous employer, dislocated aerospace workers and their families may be eligible for services; assistance provided by these grants are designed to steer laid-off workers into gainful employment. There is never any charge for services provided through the WorkSource Centers.
Services may include:
- Specialized job search
- Resume development
- In-demand career training
- Relocation assistance
- Healthcare tax credits
- Retraining allowance
- Family member resources
- and more
Learn more at www.snocowrc.com