Zimmer workers in Warsaw eligible for Trade Adjustment benefits

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On March 3, 2021, Zimmer Inc. Finance, HR, and Global Customer Operations Divisions in Warsaw became eligible to apply for benefits and services through the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program.

TAA is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor through the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) and assists workers who have lost their jobs due to foreign trade.

Any worker laid off from the Finance, HR, and Global Customer Operations Divisions at Zimmer, a manufacturer of orthopedic devices, on or after Feb. 12, 2020, or any worker scheduled to be laid off before March 3, 2023, may be eligible to apply for TAA benefits.

TAA services and benefits include:

  • Training—pays 100% of all required training costs
  • Income support—up to 130 weeks of income-support payments
  • Job-search and relocation allowances—reimbursement of 90% of allowable costs to travel to a job-search activity or relocation for new employment
  • Wage subsidy—for workers age 50 and older up to $10,000
  • Health care tax credit—IRS tax credit of 72.5% of qualifying monthly health care premiums

For more information about the TAA program, please visit https://www.in.gov/dwd/taa/,  call 317-954-2242 or email TradeActPetitions@dwd.IN.gov.