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Chapter 2) The One-Stop (Job Center) Delivery System

Chapter 3) Program Funding and Grants Management

Chapter 4) Fiscal Management

Chapter 5) Non-Discrimination/Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

Chapter 6) Complaints, Grievances, and Appeals

Chapter 7) Individual Training Accounts and Eligible Training Programs

Chapter 8) Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs

Chapter 9) Rapid Response

Chapter 12) File Documentation

WIOA Title I-A & I-B Policy & Procedure Manual

"Unlikely to Return to a Previous Industry or Occupation" Guidance

Effective date: October 1, 2017

The WIOA Final Rule allows the State to define the term "unlikely to return to a previous industry or occupation."

DWD-DET considers someone likely to return to a previous industry or occupation if s/he has a specific recall date from the employer of the qualifying dislocation that is within 12 weeks of termination or layoff.

If someone from an individual or small group layoff has a specific recall date, s/he should not be served as a dislocated worker during the period leading up that date.

Otherwise, determination of likelihood to return is a matter of judgment, based on relevant circumstances.1 The list below identifies some factors local WDBs and service providers may consider when deciding if an individual is unlikely to return to a previous industry or occupation.

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