Joan Fabrics Corporation, Including Workers Whose Wages Were Paid by Accuforce Staffing Agency and Valdese Weavers LLC, Siler City, NC; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance, 11151 [E8-3794]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 41 / Friday, February 29, 2008 / Notices reconsideration of the Department of Labor’s prior decision. The application is, therefore, granted. Signed in Washington, DC, this 21st day of February, 2008. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E8–3795 Filed 2–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–59,168] rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Joan Fabrics Corporation, Including Workers Whose Wages Were Paid by Accuforce Staffing Agency and Valdese Weavers LLC, Siler City, NC; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance In accordance with section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2273), and section 246 of the Trade Act of 1074 (26 U.S.C. 2813), as amended, the Department of Labor issued a Certification of Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance on April 25, 2006, applicable to workers of Joan Fabrics Corporation, Siler City, North Carolina. The notice was published in the Federal Register on May 11, 2006 (71 FR 27519). The certification was amended on July 26, 2007 to include workers whose wages were paid by AccuForce Staffing Service. The notice as published in the Federal Register on August 2, 2007 (72 FR 42432). At the request of a company official, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. The workers were engaged in the production of upholstery, wall panel and tie lining fabrics. New information shows that following a corporate decision, workers of the Siler City, North Carolina location of the subject firm will have their wages reported under a separated unemployment insurance (UI) tax account for Valdese Weavers LLC between November 12, 2007 and February 29, 2008. Accordingly, the Department is amending the certification to properly reflect this matter. The intent of the Department’s certification is to include all workers of Joan Fabrics Corporation, Siler City, North Carolina who were adversely VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:22 Feb 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 affected by a shift in production to Mexico. The amended notice applicable to TA–W–59,168 is hereby issued as follows: All workers of Joan Fabrics Corporation, including workers whose wages were paid by AccuForce Staffing Agency and Valdese Weavers LLC, Siler City, North Carolina, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after April 5, 2005, through April 25, 2008, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, and are also eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974. Signed at Washington, DC, this 15th day of February, 2008. Richard Church, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E8–3794 Filed 2–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance 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 (TA–W) number and alternative trade adjustment assistance (ATAA) by (TA–W) number issued during the period of February 11 through February 15, 2008. 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. Section (a)(2)(A) all of the following must be satisfied: A. A significant number or proportion of the workers in such workers’ firm, or an appropriate subdivision of the firm, have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated; B. The sales or production, or both, of such firm or subdivision have decreased absolutely; and C. Increased imports of articles like or directly competitive with articles produced by such firm or subdivision have contributed importantly to such workers’ separation or threat of PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11151 separation and to the decline in sales or production of such firm or subdivision; or II. Section (a)(2)(B) both of the following must be satisfied: A. A significant number or proportion of the workers in such workers’ firm, or an appropriate subdivision of the firm, have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated; B. There has been a shift in production by such workers’ firm or subdivision to a foreign country of articles like or directly competitive with articles which are produced by such firm or subdivision; and C. One of the following must be satisfied: 1. The country to which the workers’ firm has shifted production of the articles is a party to a free trade agreement with the United States; 2. The country to which the workers’ firm has shifted production of the articles to a beneficiary country under the Andean Trade Preference Act, African Growth and Opportunity Act, or the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act; or 3. There has been or is likely to be an increase in imports of articles that are like or directly competitive with articles which are or were produced by such firm or subdivision. Also, in order for an affirmative determination to be made for secondarily affected 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(b) of the Act must be met. (1) Significant number or proportion of the workers in the workers’ firm or an appropriate subdivision of the firm have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated; (2) The workers’ firm (or subdivision) is a supplier or downstream producer to a firm (or subdivision) that employed a group of workers who received a certification of eligibility to apply for trade adjustment assistance benefits and such supply or production is related to the article that was the basis for such certification; and (3) Either— (A) The workers’ firm is a supplier and the component parts it supplied for the firm (or subdivision) described in paragraph (2) accounted for at least 20 percent of the production or sales of the workers’ firm; or (B) A loss or business by the workers’ firm with the firm (or subdivision) described in paragraph (2) contributed E:\FR\FM\29FEN1.SGM 29FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 41 (Friday, February 29, 2008)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-59,168]


Joan Fabrics Corporation, Including Workers Whose Wages Were Paid 
by Accuforce Staffing Agency and Valdese Weavers LLC, Siler City, NC; 
Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker 
Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance

    In accordance with section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 
2273), and section 246 of the Trade Act of 1074 (26 U.S.C. 2813), as 
amended, the Department of Labor issued a Certification of Eligibility 
to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade 
Adjustment Assistance on April 25, 2006, applicable to workers of Joan 
Fabrics Corporation, Siler City, North Carolina. The notice was 
published in the Federal Register on May 11, 2006 (71 FR 27519). The 
certification was amended on July 26, 2007 to include workers whose 
wages were paid by AccuForce Staffing Service. The notice as published 
in the Federal Register on August 2, 2007 (72 FR 42432).
    At the request of a company official, the Department reviewed the 
certification for workers of the subject firm. The workers were engaged 
in the production of upholstery, wall panel and tie lining fabrics.
    New information shows that following a corporate decision, workers 
of the Siler City, North Carolina location of the subject firm will 
have their wages reported under a separated unemployment insurance (UI) 
tax account for Valdese Weavers LLC between November 12, 2007 and 
February 29, 2008.
    Accordingly, the Department is amending the certification to 
properly reflect this matter.
    The intent of the Department's certification is to include all 
workers of Joan Fabrics Corporation, Siler City, North Carolina who 
were adversely affected by a shift in production to Mexico.
    The amended notice applicable to TA-W-59,168 is hereby issued as 
follows:

    All workers of Joan Fabrics Corporation, including workers whose 
wages were paid by AccuForce Staffing Agency and Valdese Weavers 
LLC, Siler City, North Carolina, who became totally or partially 
separated from employment on or after April 5, 2005, through April 
25, 2008, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under 
section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, and are also eligible to apply 
for alternative trade adjustment assistance under section 246 of the 
Trade Act of 1974.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 15th day of February, 2008.
Richard Church,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. E8-3794 Filed 2-28-08; 8:45 am]
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