Unlikely to Return to a Previous Industry or Occupation

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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