TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE FOR LAID OFF
TESORO HAWAII, LLC. EMPLOYEES
On May 20, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor certified that all workers of Tesoro Hawaii, LLC. including on-site leased workers from Staffing Partners, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after March 27, 2012 through May 20, 2014 are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Chapter 2 of Title II of the Trade Adjustment Assistance under the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. The Tesoro Hawaii, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tesoro Corporation, Kapolei, Hawaii were engaged in activities related to the production of refined petroleum products. Trade Adjustment Assistance benefits include Trade Readjustment Allowance, health care tax credits, job training, job search assistance and job relocation allowances for eligible individuals. Due to time limits to qualify for these benefits, former workers should not delay in applying.
If you are a current or former employee of Tesoro Hawaii, LLC. who became totally or partially separated due to lack of work on or after March 27, 2012, and you are interested in reemployment services, job training, job search allowances or job relocation allowances, please contact an Oahu WorkLinks One-Stop Center at Honolulu at 830 Punchbowl Street, Room 112, telephone number 586-8740; or in Waipahu at 94-275 Mokuola Street, Room 300, telephone number 675-0014.
Trade Readjustment Allowance under the Trade Act is payable after regular unemployment and temporary emergency unemployment compensation benefits have been exhausted. To be eligible for Trade Readjustment Allowance, you must be enrolled in an approved training program unless training has been waived by the Workforce Development Division. Eligibility for Trade Readjustment Allowance may qualify the individual to a health care tax credit. For further information, please contact your nearest State Unemployment Insurance Office. To file for unemployment benefits, including Trade Readjustment Allowance, call Hawaii Tele-Claim at 643-5555 or file on-line at https://uiclaims.hawaii.gov/