WASHINGTON D.C. - Over the last four years, Trade Adjustment Assistance has helped more than 800 Montanans in 40 companies find and keep jobs, by providing them with the skills they need.
Now, Senator Max Baucus is pushing the legislation to keep the TAA funded for the next seven years, before it expires at the end of December.
TAA depends on federal funding and received about $6 million federal dollars in 2012.
Many of the workers the TAA aids are in search of new skills to find new jobs after being laid of from previous jobs.
For example, more than 200 Montana Hostess workers qualified for TAA job assistance to find and train for new jobs after Hostess brands shuttered its doors nation wide.