By application dated August 12, 2010, petitioners requested administrative reconsideration of the negative determination regarding workers' eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) applicable to workers and former workers of TRG Insurance Solutions, LLC, Beckley, West Virginia (subject firm). The negative determination was issued on July 14, 2010. The Notice of Determination was published in the Federal Register on August 2, 2010 (75 FR 45164). Workers are engaged in employment related to the supply of insurance call center services.
The negative determination was based on the findings that the subject firm did not, during the period under investigation, shift to/acquire from a foreign country services like or directly competitive with the insurance call center services supplied; that the workers' separation, or threat of separation, was not related to an increase in imports of like or directly competitive services; and that the workers did not supply a service that was directly used in the production of an article or the supply of service by a firm that employed a worker group that is eligible to apply for TAA based on the aforementioned article or service.
In the request for reconsideration, the petitioners provided additional information pertaining to a shift in services abroad.
The Department has carefully reviewed the request for reconsideration and the existing record and has determined that the Department will conduct further investigation to determine if the workers meet the eligibility requirements of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended.
After careful review of the application, I conclude that the claim is of sufficient weight to justify reconsideration of the U.S. Department of Labor's prior decision. The application is, therefore, granted.Start Signature
Signed at Washington, DC, this 30th day of August, 2010.
Del Min Amy Chen,
Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. 2010-22716 Filed 9-10-10; 8:45 am]
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