Dislocated Worker
Who can participate in the Dislocated Worker Program?

To be eligible, you must meet one of the follow requirements:

  • You have lost your job because of a plant/business closing or mass layoff.
  • You are out of work through no fault of your own, be eligible for or have run out of unemployment insurance benefits and be unlikely to find work in your previous occupation.
  • You have been self-employed, including farming or ranching, and are unemployed because of the general economic conditions in your community.

When should I ask to be part of the Dislocated Worker Program?
The sooner the better! The earlier you begin, the easier your transition will be to your next job. Staff members of the Dislocated Worker Program will work with you to put together a plan that will put you on the road to getting another good job.

How can the Dislocated Worker Program help me?
Services are tailored to your unique needs and may include:

  • Assessment of your current skills and interests
  • Help in determining your choices in career options
  • Assistance in preparing your resume and cover letters
  • Assistance in locating jobs and learning up-to-date job search methods
  • Help relocating for a job, if necessary
  • Help with costs for transportation or other job search activities
  • Access to on-the-job training programs
  • Tuition assistance for classroom training that supports your job goal (e.g., computer training, technical, or academic programs)
  • Referral for training to improve your reading and math skills
  • Information and assistance in getting a high school diploma or its equivalent
  • Referrals to other community agency

How much will the program cost?
There are no fees to you. Dislocated Worker Programs are funded by a state employer tax and by federal funds through the WorkForce Investment Act.

How do I enroll in the program or find out more information?
Call your local Minnesota WorkForce Center and ask for the Dislocated Worker representative.

Dislocated Worker Program intake offices:
Cambridge WorkForce Center
140 Buchanan Street, Suite 152
Cambridge, MN 55008

Hutchinson WorkForce Center
2 Century Avenue
Hutchinson, MN 55350

Litchfield WorkForce Center
114 North Holcombe Avenue, Suite 170
Litchfield, MN 55355

Monticello WorkForce Center
406 7th Street East
P.O. Box 720
Monticello, MN 55362-0720

Mora WorkForce Center
903 East Forest Avenue
Mora, MN 55051

1005 West Elm Ave., Suite 2
Olivia, MN 56277

Willmar WorkForce Center
2200 23rd Street NE, Suite 2040
Willmar, MN 56201

Adult Basic Education
Minnesota Adult Basic Education (ABE) provides adults with educational opportunities to acquire and improve their literacy skills necessary to become self-sufficient and to participate effectively as productive workers. ABE programs offered in Minnesota are:

  • GED (General Educational Development) diploma
  • Adult Diploma
  • ESL (English as a Second Language)
  • Basic Skills Enhancement
  • Work Readiness/Workforce Preparation
  • Preparation Citizenship/Civics Education
  • Family Literacy

For your convenience, ABE classrooms are co-located at two of our CMJTS offices:
Maria Burnham, (MN Certified/Licensed Instructor)
Monticello WorkForce Center
406 7th Street East
P.O. Box 720
Monticello, MN 55362-0720
Phone: 763.271.3768
Fax: 763.271.3701

Central Minnesota Jobs and Training Services
1005 West Elm Avenue, Suite 2
Olivia, MN 56277
Phone: 320.523.1007
Fax: 320.523.1024

Mora WorkForce Center
903 East Forest Ave.
Mora, MN 55051
Phone: 320-679-6484
Fax: 320-679-6495

For other locations near you, go to www.mnabe.org or call your local CMJTS/WorkForce Center office.


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Adult Programs

Offering individualized employment and job training assistance for dislocated workers and adults.

Youth Programs

Preparing teens and young adults for success through education, work experience, and leadership training.

Public Assistance Programs

Supporting employment and economic stability for people receiving financial assistance through county programs.

Senior Services Programs

Providing paid work and employment opportunities for eligible persons age 55 and older.
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