DISLOCATED WORKER PROGRAM
Losing your job can be a very scary experience affecting both confidence and sense of security. You don’t have to do this alone! With over 30 years experience serving jobseekers and dislocated workers in Minnesota, we can help. CMJTS specializes in individualized and professional career guidance, training assistance, and job placement. Let us help you get back to work in a job that is right for you!
“Dislocated workers” include those who have been laid off or have received notice of termination from employment, are self-employed but unemployed due to general economic conditions, are the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces on active duty who is unemployed due to relocation for permanent duty reassignment, are a military reservist returning from active duty within the last three years, or are displaced homemakers.
Who can participate in the Dislocated Worker Program?
To be eligible, you must meet one of the follow requirements:
- Out of work through no fault of your own, eligible for or have run out of unemployment insurance, and unlikely to return to work in your previous occupation or industry.
- Have lost your job because of a plant/business closing or mass layoff.
- Have been self-employed (including farming or ranching) and are unemployed because of general economic conditions in your community.
When should I ask to be part of a Dislocated Worker Program?
The sooner the better! The earlier you begin, the easier your transition will be to your next job. CMJTS staff members of the Dislocated Worker Program will work with you to develop a plan that will put you on the quickest path back to employment.
How can the Dislocated Worker Program help me?
Services are tailored to your unique needs and may include:
- Assessment tools to help you identify your current skills and interests
- Help in determining your choices in a viable career pathway
- Assistance in preparing your résumé and cover and thank-you letters
- Assistance in locating jobs and learning up-to-date job search methods
- Access to on-the-job training programs and other hands-on training options
- Tuition assistance for classroom training that supports your job goal (e.g., short-term to update current skills or long-term to gain skills in a new field)
- 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 agencies and resources
- Support services for expenses like transportation or housing – if an individual demonstrates a financial need in order to achieve career goals
How much will the program cost?
There are no fees to you for the Dislocated Worker Program. This program is funded by a state employer tax and federal funds through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
If you are uncertain whether you qualify, please call to speak with us and we’ll help determine eligibility: 800.284.7425