What is a Dislocated Worker?
A "dislocated worker" is an individual:
- Who has been terminated through no fault of their own, or laid off, or has received a notice of termination or layoff from employment;
- Who is eligible for or has exhausted entitlement to unemployment compensation; or
- Has been employed for a duration sufficient to demonstrate but is not eligible for unemployment compensation due to insufficient earnings or having performed services for an employer that were not covered under a State unemployment compensation law; AND
- Is unlikely to return to a previous industry or occupation;
- Has been terminated or laid off from employment as a result of any permanent closure of, or any substantial layoff at a plant, facility, or enterprise;
- Is employed at a facility at which the employer has made a general announcement that such facility will close within 180 days; OR
- For purposes of eligibility to receive services other than training services, intensive services, or supportive services, is employed at a facility at which the employer has made a general announcement that such facility will close;
- Was self-employed but is unemployed as a result of general economic conditions in the community in which the individual resides or because of natural disaster; OR
- Is a displaced homemaker.
Dislocated Worker Programs
There are various programs in Workforce Development that are available for dislocated workers. All of the programs are accessed from the SCWorks Centers.
- Job Services
- Unemployment Insurance Service
- Older Workers
- Career Resources
- Training Opportunities
- Veterans' Services
- Resume Services
- Special Assistance (childcare, transportation, etc)
Contact your local SCWorks Center for further information and eligibility requirements for any of these programs.
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