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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 20TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION
CHAPTER 849EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING SERVICES FOR DISLOCATED WORKERS ELIGIBLE FOR TRADE BENEFITS
SUBCHAPTER AGENERAL PROVISIONS
RULE §849.1Purpose

(a) The purposes of this rule are to ensure:

  (1) statewide availability of services under the federal and state statutes and regulations relating to services to dislocated workers eligible for Trade benefits through the Texas Workforce Centers consistent with Chapter 801 of this title relating to the One-Stop Service Delivery Network;

  (2) coordination and integration of services to dislocated workers eligible for Trade benefits through the Texas Workforce Centers, consistent with state law and the Workforce Investment Act (WIA);

  (3) provision of Rapid Response services, as set forth in §849.21(b) of this chapter, upon receipt of a filed petition for Trade certification with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL); and

  (4) co-enrollment of Trade-certified workers in WIA, as appropriate, consistent with the Trade Act and WIA. For purposes of this subchapter, references to the "Trade Act" shall include references to the federal statutes relating to the Trade Act of 1974 and the Trade Act of 2002.

(b) The purposes of services to dislocated workers eligible for Trade benefits under the Trade Act and WIA are to:

  (1) ensure that dislocated workers eligible for Trade benefits are assisted in rapid reattachment to employment;

  (2) fund such services to develop or enhance the vocational skills necessary to meet employers' needs when rapid reattachment to the workforce cannot be obtained; and

  (3) provide other such services, as may be funded under state or federal programs, for post-employment activities, as needed.


Source Note: The provisions of this §849.1 adopted to be effective November 24, 2003, 28 TexReg 10510

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