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Trade Adjustment Assistance available for former Waitr employees

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Posted at 3:53 PM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 17:00:58-05

Former Waitr employees are eligible for extra help because their company has been hurt by foreign trade, the federal government has ruled.

The U.S. Department of Labor has determined that Waitr, Waitr Holdings and Landcadia Holdings, Inc., in Lake Charles and Lafayette have been adversely impacted by foreign trade. The subject firm has been certified for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) benefits as of November 26, 2019, a public notice published recently states.

As a result, affected workers totally or partially separated from employment on or after September 12, 2018, and before November 26, 2021 may be eligible to receive weekly cash benefits; financial assistance for remedial or vocational training programs; travel allowances to and from training; job search expenses; relocation allowances; Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance (RTAA), Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) and other reemployment services such as resume preparation, employment counseling and job referrals.

For information about these benefits, all workers should inquire and apply at their nearest One-Stop Career Center:

Lafayette Region

Lafayette American Job Center

706 East Vermilion Street

Lafayette, LA 70507

(337) 262-5601

Lake Charles Region

Calcasieu American Job Center

1011 Lakeshore Drive

Lake Charles, LA 70602

(337) 721-4010

Additional Contacts:

Gwendolyn Hughes, TAA Supervisor,; (318) 676-7762

Alice Pickens, TAA Specialist,; (337) 948-1330

Information about Louisiana American Job Center services is available at or by calling (225) 342-3111/ TDD (800) 259-5154.