On May 13, 2021, Governor Doug Ducey and DES announced Arizona’s Back to Work Program. DES provides a variety of workforce services and child care assistance. For more information, please visit the Arizona's Back to Work program.
Renters and landlords impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in twelve Arizona counties may now apply for rent and utility assistance through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Learn more.
Former employees of Aspect Software, Phoenix, AZ who lost their jobs through no fault of their own may be eligible for the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program. More information can be found at www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/tradeact. Contact the AZ TAA Program: (833) 762-8196, option 3 or by email at: AZT[email protected].
TAA provides job training and employment opportunities to those who have lost their jobs as a result of outsourcing to other countries. The goal of the TAA program is to help trade-affected workers return to suitable employment as quickly as possible. The program is operated by the Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (DOLETA) and is administered by DES in Arizona.
Eligible TAA participants (TAA-certified workers) may access certain benefits based on the Trade Act Amendment which governs their certification. Benefits may include but are not limited to:
Job search, resume and interview assistance, upskilling and more
Occupational or On-the-Job Training (If determined to be necessary to obtain suitable employment)
Training and education
Wage subsidy for workers who are 50 years-old or older
Job Search allowance
Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC)
A petition must be filed with the U.S. Department of Labor by or on behalf of a group of workers who have lost or may lose their jobs as a result of foreign trade. The Department of Labor investigates the facts and makes a determination whether foreign trade was an important cause of the threatened or actual job loss. If the department grants the petition to certify the worker group, individuals in the group will receive a notice of potential eligibility and a TAA program application.
If a worker is determined eligible based on their application, they should immediately apply for benefits with the local TAA Counselor. To locate an Employment Service office and a TAA Counselor, visit our online DES Office Locator and follow the steps outlined on the page.
If the petition cannot be downloaded, a TAA Counselor at an Employment Service office can provide a petition and/or assistance. Two TAA petitions must be signed and sent separately to each of the following addresses by fax or U.S. Mail:
United States Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance Room N-5428 200 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20210 Phone: (202) 693-3560 or 1 (888) DOL-OTAA (1 (888) 365-6822) Fax: (202) 693-3584 or 3585 Web site: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/tradeact/
Arizona Trade Coordinator 400 W. Congress, Suite 420 Tucson, Arizona 85701 Phone: (520) 209-1032 Fax: (520) 770-3022 Email: [email protected]
Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other nondiscrimination laws and authorities, ADES does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Persons that require a reasonable modification based on language or disability should submit a request as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the modification. The process for requesting a reasonable modification can be found at Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Modification.