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Although there is no universal definition for the term “dislocated worker” (a/k/a “displaced worker”), it generally applies to any individual who meets at least one of the following criteria: 

  • Has been laid off or terminated – or received a notice of lay off or termination – and is unlikely to return to her/his prior industry of occupation;
  • Has been laid off or terminated – or received a notice of lay off or termination – as the result of a permanent closure or substantial reduction of a plant or facility;
  • Was self-employed but is now unemployed as the result of a natural disaster;
  • Was self-employed but is now unemployed as a result of a disaster at the place of employment or the general economic conditions in which (s)he resides (Note: This specifically
    includes farmers, fishermen, ranchers); or
  • Is a displaced homemaker.

The federal Dislocated Workers Program, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, provides a variety of benefits for “dislocated workers”. These include, but are not limited to, the following”

  • Information regarding the worker’s eligibility for unemployment compensation;
  • Continuation of health insurance;
  • Job skills upgrading and training; and
  • Job searching.

Many dislocated workers find it difficult to navigate through all the requirements – and all the nuances – of the Federal Dislocated Workers Program and its state counterparts. That’s why they turn to Job4Americans’ Career Counselors to help determine what, if any, benefits they may receive from the program – and how those benefits can be part of a broader plan to start a new career.

Would you like to talk to one of our Career Coordinators to learn more about how Job4Americans can help you take full advantage regarding your status as a dislocated worker? Just Click Here to fill-in our easy-to-complete registration form – and we’ll be back in touch within 24-hours.