Arlington, TX, July 24th 2013 – UTCA was warmly received by a large group of Dallas/Fort Worth area employers as UTCA presented their program “Clearing the Fog: Avoiding the Hidden Unemployment Cost Trap”.  Kicking off the introduction, the Dallas Regional Chamber welcomed UTCA with a commemorative plaque and ribbon-cutting ceremony.  Venerated unemployment expert, Atty. Tim Phelan, engaged the audience, enlightening them on sweeping changes to employer penalties and accountability mandated by the Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2011 (TAAEA).  Atty. Phelan stressed to employers the importance of examining their programs to assess process risks, whether managed in-house or by a third party administrator.

CEO Suzanne Murphy weighed in with the audience, presenting guidance on key metrics to properly assess program performance against benchmarks.  Participant exit surveys expressed appreciation for the “real-life” case reviews and best practices shared.  The presentation also received glowing reviews from attendees on the clear and valuable program content.  “We were enthusiastically welcomed by those in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and look forward to furthering our commitment to the Lone Star state” commented Suzanne Murphy.  UTCA’s investment in the DFW business community will ensure area employers remain educated as the Texas Workforce Commission implements TAAEA changes.

A special thanks to the following DFW organizations:

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