Trade Act Program

The federal Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program, established under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2015 (Trade Act), provides benefits and services to eligible U.S. workers whose jobs have been negatively affected by foreign trade.

Across the nation, both rural and urban communities are built around specific industries. When foreign competition affects these industries, it is not just the individuals, but also entire communities, that feel the effects.

In Oregon and elsewhere, this federal program helps people who have lost jobs due to foreign competition, such as when manufacturing plants have closed after companies have moved operations overseas. The program provides these laid-off workers opportunities to obtain the skills, credentials, resources, and support necessary to navigate new, long-term careers.

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Videos that provide an overview of the Trade Act are available in English, Spanish, Russian, and Vietnamese. See the full playlist on YouTube.

Trade Act handbooks are available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Russian.


The Central Trade Act Unit’s hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You may contact the Central Trade Act Unit at:

Central Trade Act Unit
Oregon Employment Department

875 Union St. NE #084
Salem, OR 97311

Phone: 503-947-3096
Toll Free: 877-639-7700
Fax: 503-947-1676
Fax Toll Free: 855-851-0168


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