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Dislocated Worker

To be eligible for dislocated worker status, you must be one of the following:

1. Individuals who have been terminated or laid off, or who have received a notice of termination or layoff from employment; are eligible for or have exhausted entitlement to unemployment compensation; have been employed for duration sufficient to demonstrate attachment to the workforce but are not eligible for unemployment compensation due to insufficient earning or having performed services for an employer that was not covered under State unemployment compensation law; and are unlikely to return to a previous industry or occupation.

2. An individual who has been terminated or laid off, or has received a notice of termination or layoff from employment as a result of any permanent closure of, or any substantial layoff at a plant, facility, or enterprise; is employed at a facility at which the employer has made a general announcement that such facility will close within 180 days; is employed at a facility at which the employer has made a general announcement that the facility will close.

3. An individual who is self-employed (including employment as a farmer, a rancher, or fisherman) but is unemployed as a result of general economic conditions in the community in which the individual resides or because of natural disaster.

4. A displaced homemaker – The term “displaced homemaker” means an individual who has been providing unpaid services to family members in the home who:

  • Has been dependent on the income of another family member but is no longer supported by that income; and
  • Is unemployed or underemployed and is experiencing difficulty in obtaining or upgrading employment.