Dislocated and Laid Off Worker Program

Federal Benefit Program

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Program DescriptionDislocated Worker ProgramUS Department of LaborGeneral Eligibility Requirementsone

  • The applicant's unemployment must be due to general declining economic conditions.
  • Current economic and job market conditions must make it unlikely that the applicant will be unable to return to their previous occupation or industry.
  • The applicant lost their job because their former employer shifted production to or began importing goods the applicant previously made from Canada or Mexico.

Benefits ProvidedHow to ApplyState Dislocated Worker Units