Resources for Dislocated Workers

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.

What services may be available to help get me back to work?

All workers have access to no cost services through a local Wisconsin Job Center and online through This is the first step to obtain information on:

If these services do not produce results, you may be eligible for additional help as a dislocated worker under one or more Workforce Investment Act (WIA) programs. These services can include:

Specific services do vary between Job Centers and areas of the state. Contact your local Wisconsin Job Center for details.

You may be a dislocated worker if you have been permanently laid off, or have received a notice of termination or layoff from employment.

This program might serve:

Dislocated workers can receive help from the following: core services, intensive services or training.

Core Services include; eligibility determination, orientation, initial assessment of skills, job search and placement, career counseling, job vacancies, and assistance with eligibility for other programs.

Intensive Services include; comprehensive assessment of skills, development of an individual employment plan, individual career counseling, group counseling, case management, and short term pre-vocational workshops such as learning skills, communication skills, or interviewing skills.

Training can include vocational training, on-the-job training, and customized training.

Contact your local Wisconsin Job Center for more information.

What help is available for school or to get job training?

Training Services, like those listed below, may be available to help you get a good job. If you qualify for help you will have access to a broad range of training services. Your Wisconsin Job Center will have information on training programs available in your local area. Available services do vary between Job Centers and areas of the state.

Other sources of financial assistance may be available such as student loans, scholarships, and grants. Your local Job Center or schools can help you identify sources of financial assistance to help pay for training. For more information see Training on  Other sources of information are the Career OneStop and

Contact your local Wisconsin Job Center for more information.

Other programs and services are available to individuals still unable to find a employment.

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