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On its own motion, the Department of Labor will conduct an administrative reconsideration of the negative determination regarding workers' eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) applicable to workers and former workers of Wipro Limited, Wipro Technologies, Alliance Managers, East Brunswick, New Jersey (TA-W-81,575), Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois (TA-W-81,575A), Mountain View, California (TA-W-81,575B), Atlanta, Georgia (TA-W-81,575C), Bellevue, Washington (TA-W-81,575D), Addison, Texas (TA-W-81,575E), and Boston, Massachusetts (TA-W-81,575F) (hereafter collectively referred to as "Wipro"). The Department's Notice of negative determination was published in the
The negative determination was based on the Department's findings of no imports by Wipro of services like or directly competitive with those supplied by the subject worker group and no shift to a foreign country by Wipro in the supply of such services. A customer survey was not conducted, as the services supplied are for internal purposes only.
The initial investigation also revealed that Wipro is neither a Supplier to, nor acts as a Downstream Producer for, a firm that employed a group of workers who received a certification of eligibility under Section 222(a) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. SS 2272(a), and that Wipro has not been publically identified by name by the International Trade Commission as a member of a domestic industry in an investigation resulting in an affirmative finding of serious injury, market disruption, or material injury, or threat thereof.
The Department's review of the administrative record revealed a discrepancy in the locations identified by Wipro and those identified by the Department in the determination.
The Department has carefully reviewed the existing record, and will conduct further investigation to determine if the workers meet the eligibility requirements of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended.