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Dislocated Worker Program

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.

For Workers Facing a Layoff

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

For Employers Considering a Layoff

If you're considering a major layoff or plant closing involving more than 50 workers, our staff can help guide you through the process.

For Counselors and Service Providers

This information helps counselors and service providers administer the program and better serve clients.


These reports track our activities and our progress.

Dislocated Worker Program Videos

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

Special Initiatives and Grants

Information on special grants awarded to the state of Minnesota.

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