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Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance

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In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2273) the Department of Labor herein presents summaries of determinations regarding eligibility to apply for trade adjustment assistance for workers by (TA-W) number issued during the period of October 15, 2012 through October 19, 2012.

In order for an affirmative determination to be made for workers of a primary firm and a certification issued regarding eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance, each of the group eligibility requirements of Section 222(a) of the Act must be met.

I. Under Section 222(a)(2)(A), the following must be satisfied:

(1) A significant number or proportion of the workers in such workers' firm have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated;

(2) The sales or production, or both, of such firm have decreased absolutely; and

(3) One of the following must be satisfied:

(A) Imports of articles or services like or directly competitive with articles produced or services supplied by such firm have increased;

(B) Imports of articles like or directly competitive with articles into which one or more component parts produced by such firm are directly incorporated, have increased;

(C) Imports of articles directly incorporating one or more component parts produced outside the United States that are like or directly competitive with imports of articles incorporating one or more component parts produced by such firm have increased;

(D) Imports of articles like or directly competitive with articles which are produced directly using services supplied by such firm, have increased; and

(4) The increase in imports contributed importantly to such workers' separation or threat of separation and to the decline in the sales or production of such firm; or

II. Section 222(a)(2)(B) all of the following must be satisfied:

(1) A significant number or proportion of the workers in such workers' firm have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated;

(2) One of the following must be satisfied:

(A) There has been a shift by the workers' firm to a foreign country in the production of articles or supply of services like or directly competitive with those produced/supplied by the workers' firm;

(B) There has been an acquisition from a foreign country by the workers' firm of articles/services that are like or directly competitive with those produced/supplied by the workers' firm; and

(3) The shift/acquisition contributed importantly to the workers' separation or threat of separation.

In order for an affirmative determination to be made for adversely affected workers in public agencies and a certification issued regarding eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance, each of the group eligibility requirements of Section 222(b) of the Act must be met.

(1) A significant number or proportion of the workers in the public agency have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated;

(2) The public agency has acquired from a foreign country services like or directly competitive with services which are supplied by such agency; and

(3) The acquisition of services contributed importantly to such workers' separation or threat of separation.

In order for an affirmative determination to be made for adversely affected secondary workers of a firm and a certification issued regarding eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance, each of the group eligibility requirements of Section 222(c) of the Act must be met.

(1) A significant number or proportion of the workers in the workers' firm have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated;

(2) The workers' firm is a Supplier or Downstream Producer to a firm that employed a group of workers who received a certification of eligibility under Section 222(a) of the Act, and such supply or production is related to the article or service that was the basis for such certification; and

(3) Either—

(A) The workers' firm is a supplier and the component parts it supplied to the firm described in paragraph (2) accounted for at least 20 percent of the production or sales of the workers' firm; or

(B) A loss of business by the workers' firm with the firm described in paragraph (2) contributed importantly to the workers' separation or threat of separation.

In order for an affirmative determination to be made for adversely affected workers in firms identified by the International Trade Commission and a certification issued regarding eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance, each of the group eligibility requirements of Section 222(f) of the Act must be met.

(1) The workers' firm is publicly identified by name by the International Trade Commission as a member of a domestic industry in an investigation resulting in—

(A) An affirmative determination of serious injury or threat thereof under section 202(b)(1);

(B) An affirmative determination of market disruption or threat thereof under section 421(b)(1); or

(C) An affirmative final determination of material injury or threat thereof under section 705(b)(1)(A) or 735(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671d(b)(1)(A) and 1673d(b)(1)(A));

(2) The petition is filed during the 1-year period beginning on the date on which—

(A) A summary of the report submitted to the President by the International Trade Commission under section 202(f)(1) with respect to the affirmative determination described in paragraph (1)(A) is published in the Federal Register under section 202(f)(3); or

(B) Notice of an affirmative determination described in subparagraph (1) is published in the Federal Register; and

(3) The workers have become totally or partially separated from the workers' firm within—

(A) The 1-year period described in paragraph (2); or

(B) Notwithstanding section 223(b)(1), the 1-year period preceding the 1-year period described in paragraph (2).

Affirmative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance

The following certifications have been issued. The date following the company name and location of each determination references the impact date for all workers of such determination.

The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(a)(2)(A) (increased imports) of the Trade Act have been met.

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
81,717Sanmina-SCI, MSD Division, ManpowerTurtle Lake, WIJune 7, 2011.

The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(a)(2)(B) (shift in production or services) of the Trade Act have been met.

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
81,918Avnet, Inc., Logistics Div., Collectron and Sonitronies, Remote Workers in Nogales, AZRichardson, TXAugust 23, 2011.
81,921Schneider Electric, Global Supply Chain, NA, leased workers from Volt Workforce SolutionsCedar Rapids, IAAugust 24, 2011.
81,961American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc., World Service Global New Accounts, Kelly ServicesSalt Lake City, UTSeptember 6, 2011.
81,966AT&T Services, Inc., Information Technology Operations, Global Systems Hosting, etcBothell, WAAugust 5, 2012.
81,966ALeased Workers from Collabera, Inc., Data Domain LLC, Data Vista, Inc., Decision One, EMC Corporation, Etech, Evergreen Power Systems, etcBothell, WASeptember 12, 2011.
81,973Sun Life Financial (U.S.) Services Company, Inc., Sun Life Financial, Inc., AdeccoGreenfield, MASeptember 17, 2011.
81,987Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company, LLC, Cincinnati Bell, Inc., Call Center Operations DivisionNorwood, OHSeptember 19, 2011.
81,987ACincinnati Bell Telephone Company, LLC, Cincinnati Bell, Inc., Call Center Operations DivisionLebanon, OHSeptember 19, 2011.
81,992Cox Media Group Ohio, Inc., Graphic Design Group, Cox Enterprises, IncDayton, OHSeptember 20, 2011.
81,994Ahlstrom West Carrollton LLCWest Carrollton, OHSeptember 20, 2011.
82,002E! Entertainment Television, LLC, G4 Media, NBC Universal, Cable Networks, Randstad Sourceright, etc.Los Angeles, CASeptember 24, 2011.
82,006Tellabs Inc., Supply Chain Test Engineering DivisionNaperville, ILSeptember 25, 2011.
82,007Maysteel LLC, a subsidiary of Everett Smith Group LTD, leased from Randstad Engineering, Aerotek Commercial StaffingCreedmoor, NCSeptember 25, 2011.
82,007AMaysteel LLC, a subsidiary of Everett LTDAllenton, WISeptember 25, 2011.
82,008BRP US, Inc., Sport Boat Division, Select RemedyBenton, ILSeptember 25, 2011.
82,009ITT Cannon, LLC, a subsidiary of ITT Corporation, on-site leased Innovative, First Choice, Prosearch, First, Peopleware, etcSanta Ana, CASeptember 25, 2011.
82,012Oxford Collections, Customer Service Department, LF USAGaffney, SCMarch 13, 2012.
82,039Wellpoint, Inc., Wellpoint Companies, West Host Claims & Adjustment, Kelly Services, AerotekDenver, COOctober 2, 2011.
82,046Wire Company Holdings, Inc. DBA New York Wire, Wire Mesh Holdings, Inc., ManpowerHanover, PAOctober 2, 2011.
82,046AWire Company Holdings, Inc. DBA New York Wire, E. Market Street Facility, Wire Mesh Holdings, Manpower and Temp StarYork, PAOctober 2, 2011.
82,046BWire Company Holdings, Inc. DBA New York Wire, Loucks Mill Road, Wire Mesh Holdings, Temp Star StaffingYork, PAOctober 2, 2011.
82,048Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., Operations/Wealth Management/Document Control ServicesWindsor, CTOctober 3, 2011.
82,049Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., Corporate/Finance/Controllers/Accounting OperationsSimsbury, CTOctober 3, 2011.
82,049AHartford Financial Services Group, Inc., Corporate/Finance/Controllers/Accounting OperationsHartford, CTOctober 3, 2011.
82,050Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., IT/Project ManagementSimsbury, CTOctober 3, 2011.
82,050AHartford Financial Services Group, Inc., IT/Project ManagementHartford, CTOctober 3, 2011.
82,050BHartford Financial Services Group, Inc., IT/Project ManagementWindsor, CTOctober 3, 2011.
82,051Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., Operations/Commercial/Premium Audit/ReviewersSan Antonio, TXOctober 3, 2011.
82,051AHartford Financial Services Group, Inc., Operations/Commercial/Premium Audit/ReviewersClinton, NYOctober 3, 2011.
82,055Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., Operations/Commercial Markets/Group Benefits/STAT BRCWindsor, CTOctober 4, 2011.
82,056Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., Operations/Commercial Markets/Group Benefits/STAT BRCOverland Park, KSOctober 4, 2011.

The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(c) (supplier to a firm whose workers are certified eligible to apply for TAA) of the Trade Act have been met.

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
81,859PBS Coals, Inc., David Stanley Consultants and Strata Mine Services, UI Wages through RoxcoalFriedens, PAAugust 6, 2011.

Negative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance

In the following cases, the investigation revealed that the eligibility criteria for worker adjustment assistance have not been met for the reasons specified.

The investigation revealed that the criteria under paragraphs (a)(2)(A)(i) (decline in sales or production, or both) and (a)(2)(B) (shift in production or services to a foreign country) of section 222 have not been met.

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
81,929Joy Global, Inc., Joy Technologies, All Seasons Temporaries and ManpowerFranklin, PA

The investigation revealed that the criteria under paragraphs(a)(2)(A) (increased imports) and (a)(2)(B) (shift in production or services to a foreign country) of section 222 have not been met.

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
81,744Kyowa America Corporation, Pennsylvania Division, Kyowa Electric & Chemical Japan, Spherion StaffingWaynesburg, PA
81,804Earthgrains Baking Companies, Inc., Earthgrains Baking Group, dba Bimbo Bakeries, USA, RandstandKnoxville, TN
81,964Hewlett Packard Company, Switchboard DivisionPlano, TX
82,022RG SteelAllenport, PA

Determinations Terminating Investigations of Petitions for Worker Adjustment Assistance

After notice of the petitions was published in the Federal Register and on the Department's Web site, as required by Section 221 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2271), the Department initiated investigations of these petitions.

The following determinations terminating investigations were issued because the petitioner has requested that the petition be withdrawn.

TA-W numberSubject firmLocationImpact date
81,934Zenda LeatherConnelly Springs, NC
82,042CovidienSeneca, SC

The following determinations terminating investigations were issued because the petitioning groups of workers are covered by active certifications. Consequently, further investigation in these cases would serve no purpose since the petitioning group of workers cannot be covered by more than one certification at a time.

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
81,998APC Workforce Solutions II, LLC, dba Zerochaos, State Street CorporationQuincy, MA
82,054Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., IT/Project ManagementWindsor, CT

The following determinations terminating investigations were issued because the petitions are the subject of ongoing investigations under petitions filed earlier covering the same petitioners.

TA-W No.Subject firmLocationImpact date
82,017PotashCorp-AuroraAurora, NC

I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of October 15, 2012 through October 19, 2012. These determinations are available on the Department's Web site tradeact/taa/taa search firm.cfm under the searchable listing of determinations or by calling the Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance toll free at 888-365-6822.

Dated: October 31, 2012.

Elliott S. Kushner,

Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

[FR Doc. 2012-27418 Filed 11-8-12; 8:45 am]

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