Trade Adjustment Assistance available for
laid-off Boeing workers in Washington

Laid-off workers from The Boeing Company in Washington are eligible to apply for training, income support, and other benefits through the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance program (TAA or "Trade Act").

Laid-off workers will receive a letter detailing the benefits and next steps.

About Trade Act

Trade Act provides federal funding to assist laid-off workers. This funding is a direct result of a petition submitted by the International Association of Machinists (IAM), District Lodge 751 in partnership with SPEEA, IFPTE Local 2001 to the U.S. Department of Labor. 

The benefits include:

  • Out-of-area job search allowances
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Training / Tuition support
  • Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA), income support
  • Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance (RTAA)


  • Worked for or supported Boeing Commercial Airplane (BCA) programs or products
  • Laid off between April 26, 2012 and August 9, 2019
    (The petition due to expire on June 12, 2015 was extended via a new certification without a gap.)
  • Live or work for Boeing in Washington state
For more information about the program in Washington, visit  

How to apply

BCA laid-off employee Non-BCA* laid-off employee

Fill out Request for Trade Act Determination form and deliver via:

  • Mail
  • Fax
  • Email

See Request for Trade Act Determination form for details.

Fill out the Request for Trade Act Determination form. In the "occupation field," state your job title and follow it with "- BCA" or "in support of BCA." (SPEEA no longer recommends sending a letter describing what you did for BCA.)

Mail (no email or fax) the completed form to:

Employment Security Department
TRA Unit
PO BOX 9046
Olympia, WA 98507


* Supported BCA products and services even though laid-off from non-BCA job.

Links to key documents: