Siteline employees eligible for benefits

Published 10:30 am Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Former employees of Siteline Cabinetry, LLC, located in Keysville, are eligible for benefits under the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance Program under the Department of Labor, according to a public notice from the Virginia Employment Commission.

Claims will be accepted at the Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) Workforce Building, Room 108 at 200 Daniel Road in Keysville on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.

The cabinet manufacturing plant closed Aug. 31.

According to a previous Gazette report, employees were notified of the plant’s closure during a meeting June 19.

The public notice regarding the claims cited that all employees of Siteline, including workers with wages “reported through Worksmart Systems, Inc.,” who were laid off between July 5, 2017, and Sept. 4, 2020, are eligible for benefits.

Former employees are asked to bring their Social Security card or proof of their Social Security number.

For any questions or if unable to attend the session, contact the Virginia Department of Labor’s South Boston office at SouthBostonTradeQuestions@

According to the notice, benefits and services available under the Trade Adjustment Assistance program may include weekly unemployment benefits; retraining assistance programs at no cost to the individual and include classroom or on-the-job training; benefits to cover expenses of looking for work beyond the normal commuting area; benefits to cover expenses or relocating for new employment; benefits to provide assistance with monthly health insurance premium costs, called Health Care Tax Credit (HCTC) and Re-employment Trade Adjustment Assistance (RTAA) for employees ages 50 or older.