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For Workers Facing a Layoff

If you've been laid off through no fault of your own (or have been notified by your employer that a layoff is coming), are eligible to receive unemployment insurance benefits, and are unlikely to return to your previous occupation or industry, our programs can help.

Through our statewide network of WorkForce Centers and key partner organizations, we offer a variety of services that focus on preparing you to find a suitable new job at comparable wages.

Layoffs are always challenging for workers and employers. Through our Dislocated Worker Program, we help them both.

If you're a worker who has been laid off (or notified that a layoff is coming) through no fault of your own, we offer services at no cost that focus on preparing you to find a suitable new job.

If you're an employer facing a plant shutdown or large-scale layoff, we can help you proceed in an orderly and legal way and provide on-site services for your workers.

Dislocated Worker Program

Our Dislocated Worker Program services are designed to help workers who have been laid off get back to work as quickly as possible.

Trade Adjustment Assistance

The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program is available to workers who lose their jobs, hours or income as a result of increased foreign trade activity. 

Shared Work Program

The Shared Work program offers an alternative to layoffs for employers facing a temporary downturn in business.

Dislocated Worker Program Videos

Watch videos to learn more about the program. Alternative languages available.

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