Victoria and Company, Ltd, a Division of Jones Apparel Group: Product Development Group, East Providence, RI; Determination Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance, 58315-58316 [E9-27102]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 217 / Thursday, November 12, 2009 / Notices 58315 Signed in Washington, DC, this 27th day of October, 2009. Richard Church, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E9–27103 Filed 11–10–09; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–71,903] [TA–W–70,276] JP Morgan Chase and Company, JP Morgan Investment Banking Global Corporate Financial Operations, New York, NY; Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration Ecoquest Holdings Corporation, Greeneville, TN; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P By application dated October 12, 2009, a petitioner requested administrative reconsideration of the negative determination regarding workers’ eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) applicable to workers and former workers of the subject firm. The determination was issued on September 24, 2009. The Notice of Determination will soon be published in the Federal Register. The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination based on the finding that workers’ separations or threat of separations was not related to an increase in imports or shift/ acquisition of business research and clerical support operations to a foreign country. In the request for reconsideration, the petitioner alleged that employment at the subject firm was negatively impacted by a shift in services from the subject firm to India. The petitioner also alleged that the services performed by workers of the subject firm were supplied to external customers. 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. Conclusion jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES 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. Signed at Washington, DC, this 27th day of October 2009. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E9–27104 Filed 11–10–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:12 Nov 10, 2009 Jkt 220001 In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (‘‘Act’’), 19 U.S.C. 2273, and Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974 (26 USC 2813), as amended, the Department of Labor issued a Certification of Eligibility to apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance on July 1, 2009, applicable to workers of Ecoquest Holdings Corporation, Greeneville, Tennessee. The notice was published in the Federal Register on August 19, 2009 (74 FR 41932). At the request of the State agency, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. The workers are engaged in activity related to the production of air and water purification units. Findings show that there was a previous certification, TA–W–60,799, issued on February 28, 2007, for the workers of the Greenville, Tennessee location of Ecoquest Holding Corporation. That certification expires February 28, 2009. To avoid an overlap in worker group coverage for the workers of the Greenville, Tennessee location of Ecoquest Holding Corporation, the certification is being amended to change the impact date from May 18, 2008 to March 1, 2009. 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 Ecoquest Holding Corporation who were adversely affected by a shift in production of air and water purification units to China. The amended notice applicable to TA–W–70,276 is hereby issued as follows: All workers of Ecoquest Holdings Corporation, Greeneville, Tennessee who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after March 1, 2009, through July 1, 2011, 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. PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–70,045] Victoria and Company, Ltd, a Division of Jones Apparel Group: Product Development Group, East Providence, RI; Determination Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance On October 22, 2009, the Department issued an Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration applicable to workers and former workers of the subject firm. The previous investigation initiated on May 18, 2009, resulted in a negative determination issued on September 10, 2009, and was based on the finding that imports of solid fragrance compacts did not contribute importantly to worker separations at the subject firm and no shift of production to a foreign source occurred. In the request for reconsideration, the petitioners supplied additional information and alleged that the workers of the subject firm also designed and fabricated jewelry master models and that the subject firm shifted these functions to China during the relevant period. The petitioners’ intention was to file a request for reconsideration for workers engaged in design and fabrication of master models. The Department contacted a company official of the subject firm to address this allegation. Upon further investigation, it was revealed that the workers of the subject firm not only manufactured solid fragrance compacts, but also performed technical design utilizing CAD systems and were engaged in model making and product coordination during the relevant period. These workers were Model Makers, Product Coordinators and Technical Designers and were employees of the Product Development Group. The workers were separately identifiable from other workers at the subject firm by job classification. The investigation further revealed that the subject firm shifted technical design, model making and product coordination functions to a third party located in Asia and that the E:\FR\FM\12NON1.SGM 12NON1 58316 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 217 / Thursday, November 12, 2009 / Notices worker separations at the above mentioned department were directly attributed to this shift. Conclusion After careful review of the additional facts obtained on reconsideration, I determine that workers of Victoria and Company, Ltd, a Division of Jones Apparel Group, Product Development Group, East Providence, Rhode Island, who are engaged in activities related to technical design, model making and product coordination meet the worker group certification criteria under Section 222(a) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. 2272(a). In accordance with Section 223 of the Act, 19. U.S.C. 2273, I make the following certification: Workers of Victoria and Company, Ltd, a Division of Jones Apparel Group, Product Development Group, East Providence, Rhode Island, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after May 18, 2008, through two years from the date of this certification, and all workers in the group threatened with total or partial separation from employment on date of certification through two years from the date of certification, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Chapter 2 of Title II of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. Signed in Washington, DC this 3rd day of November 2009. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E9–27102 Filed 11–10–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–63,052] Assistance on April 14, 2008, applicable to workers of Chrysler LLC, St. Louis North Assembly Plant, Fenton, Missouri. The notice was published in the Federal Register on May 2, 2008 (73 FR 24317). The certification was amended on November 18, 2009 and December 9, 2009 to include on-site leased workers from HAAS TMC, Inc. and Logistics Services, Inc. The notices were published in the Federal Register on December 1, 2008 (73 FR 72848) and December 18, 2008 (73 FR 77069) respectively. At the request of the State Agency, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. The workers assemble Dodge Ram full-sized pickup trucks. New information shows that leased workers from Robinson Solutions were employed on-site at the Fenton, Missouri location of Chrysler LLC, St. Louis North Assembly Plant. The Department has determined that these workers were sufficiently under the control of Chrysler LLC, St. Louis North Assembly Plant to be considered leased workers. Based on these findings, the Department is amending this certification to include workers leased from Robinson Solutions working onsite at the Fenton, Missouri location of the subject firm. The intent of the Department’s certification is to include all workers employed at Chrysler LLC, St. Louis North Assembly Plant, Fenton, Missouri who were adversely affected by increased imports of Dodge Ram fullsized pickup trucks. The amended notice applicable to TA–W–63,052 is hereby issued as follows: jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Chrysler LLC, St. Louis North Assembly Plant, Including On-Site Leased Workers From Haas TCM, Inc., Logistics Services, Inc., and Robinson Solutions, Fenton, MO; 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 1974 (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 All workers of Chrysler LLC, St. Louis North Assembly Plant, including on-site leased workers from HAAS TCM, Inc., Logistics Services, Inc., and Robinson Solutions, Fenton, Missouri, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after March 18, 2007, through April 14, 2010, 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 30th day of October 2009. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E9–27101 Filed 11–10–09; 8:45 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:12 Nov 10, 2009 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Investigations Regarding Certifications of Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance Petitions have been filed with the Secretary of Labor under Section 221(a) of the Trade Act of 1974 (‘‘the Act’’) and are identified in the Appendix to this notice. Upon receipt of these petitions, the Director of the Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance, Employment and Training Administration, has instituted investigations pursuant to Section 221(a) of the Act. The purpose of each of the investigations is to determine whether the workers are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Title II, Chapter 2, of the Act. The investigations will further relate, as appropriate, to the determination of the date on which total or partial separations began or threatened to begin and the subdivision of the firm involved. The petitioners or any other persons showing a substantial interest in the subject matter of the investigations may request a public hearing, provided such request is filed in writing with the Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance, at the address shown below, not later than November 23, 2009. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding the subject matter of the investigations to the Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance, at the address shown below, not later than November 23, 2009. The petitions filed in this case are available for inspection at the Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–5428, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Signed at Washington, DC, this 3rd day of November 2009. Richard Church, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12NON1.SGM 12NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-70,045]


Victoria and Company, Ltd, a Division of Jones Apparel Group: 
Product Development Group, East Providence, RI; Determination Regarding 
Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative 
Trade Adjustment Assistance

    On October 22, 2009, the Department issued an Affirmative 
Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration applicable to 
workers and former workers of the subject firm.
    The previous investigation initiated on May 18, 2009, resulted in a 
negative determination issued on September 10, 2009, and was based on 
the finding that imports of solid fragrance compacts did not contribute 
importantly to worker separations at the subject firm and no shift of 
production to a foreign source occurred.
    In the request for reconsideration, the petitioners supplied 
additional information and alleged that the workers of the subject firm 
also designed and fabricated jewelry master models and that the subject 
firm shifted these functions to China during the relevant period. The 
petitioners' intention was to file a request for reconsideration for 
workers engaged in design and fabrication of master models.
    The Department contacted a company official of the subject firm to 
address this allegation. Upon further investigation, it was revealed 
that the workers of the subject firm not only manufactured solid 
fragrance compacts, but also performed technical design utilizing CAD 
systems and were engaged in model making and product coordination 
during the relevant period. These workers were Model Makers, Product 
Coordinators and Technical Designers and were employees of the Product 
Development Group. The workers were separately identifiable from other 
workers at the subject firm by job classification. The investigation 
further revealed that the subject firm shifted technical design, model 
making and product coordination functions to a third party located in 
Asia and that the

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worker separations at the above mentioned department were directly 
attributed to this shift.

Conclusion

    After careful review of the additional facts obtained on 
reconsideration, I determine that workers of Victoria and Company, Ltd, 
a Division of Jones Apparel Group, Product Development Group, East 
Providence, Rhode Island, who are engaged in activities related to 
technical design, model making and product coordination meet the worker 
group certification criteria under Section 222(a) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. 
2272(a). In accordance with Section 223 of the Act, 19. U.S.C. 2273, I 
make the following certification:

    Workers of Victoria and Company, Ltd, a Division of Jones 
Apparel Group, Product Development Group, East Providence, Rhode 
Island, who became totally or partially separated from employment on 
or after May 18, 2008, through two years from the date of this 
certification, and all workers in the group threatened with total or 
partial separation from employment on date of certification through 
two years from the date of certification, are eligible to apply for 
adjustment assistance under Chapter 2 of Title II of the Trade Act 
of 1974, as amended.

    Signed in Washington, DC this 3rd day of November 2009.
 Elliott S. Kushner,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. E9-27102 Filed 11-10-09; 8:45 am]
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