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Employees of Beldon CDT Networking Inc., d.b.a. Mohawk Eligible for Federal Trade Act Benefits

For immediate release
March 10, 2008 

WETHERSFIELD Ė  Approximately 15 employees of Manchesterís Belden CDT Networking, Inc., d.b.a. Mohawk who manufactured copper cable were certified on Feb. 27, 2008 as eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA).  Trade act eligibility extends to an additional 15 on-site temp workers of Hamilton Connections, Outsource Solutions, LLC, Weststaff, JOBPRO and Express Personnel Services.  

The Connecticut Labor Department is mailing an eligibility notice regarding the benefits to all affected employees and is providing information on how to apply for benefits.  Employees eligible to apply for federal benefits are those who are, or will be, totally or partially separated from employment on or after Dec. 17, 2006 and on or before Feb. 27, 2010.  Workers who qualify yet do not receive eligibility information are urged to contact their nearest Labor Department CTWorks Center for information and assistance.   

Available assistance may include training and income support in the form of Trade Readjustment Allowances, as well as job search and relocation allowances for qualified workers who seek or obtain employment outside their normal commuting areas.  In addition, health coverage tax credits may be available to individuals eligible to receive TAA income support. 

Those who need to apply for unemployment benefits are reminded that claims can now be taken over the telephone or Internet.  Information can be found on the Department of Laborís Web site at

Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535

200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109 / Phone: 860-263-6000

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