Dislocated Worker Program
 The Dislocated Worker Program provides employment and training to individuals who have lost their job because of a plant closure, national disaster, displaced homemaker, downsized, or a lay-off.

Dislocated Worker Eligibility require age 18 and included in one of the following categories:

  1. An individual who has been terminated or laid off, or who has received notice of termination or layoff from employment, and is eligible for or has exhausted entitlement to unemployment compensation, and is unlikely to return to a previous industry or occupation.
  2. An individual who has been terminated or laid off, or who has received notice of termination or layoff from employment, and has been employed for a duration sufficient to demonstrate, to the appropriate entity at a one-stop center referred to in section 134(c), attachment to the workforce, but is not eligible for unemployment compensation due to insufficient earnings or having performed services for an employer that was not covered under a state unemployment compensation law, and is unlikely to return to a previous industry or occupation.
  3. An individual who has been terminated or laid off, or who has received a notice of termination or layoff, from employment as a result of any permanent closure of, or any substantial layoff at, a plant, facility, or enterprise.
  4. An individual who is employed at a facility at which the employer has made a general announcement that such facility will close within 180 days.
  5. For purposes of eligibility to receive services other than training, intensive, or supportive services, an individual who is employed at a facility at which the employer has made a general announcement that such facility will close.
  6. An individual who was self-employed (including employment as a farmer, rancher, or fisherman) but is unemployed as a result of general economic conditions in the community in which the individual resides or because of a natural disaster.
  7. An individual who is a displaced homemaker.

Displaced Homemaker Eligibility

Section 663.120 clarifies that a displaced homemaker who has been dependent on the income of another family member but is no longer supported by that income, is unemployed or underemployed and is experiencing difficulty in obtaining or upgrading employment, may receive assistance with funds available to Local Boards for services to dislocated workers.


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