Dislocated Worker Program Overview
Career Planning and Counseling
Figuring out what to do after being laid off can be daunting. You will need a job search strategy. That's where we come in. We're experts at helping you develop a roadmap to a new job - or maybe even an entirely new career.
It all starts with a personal job counselor. Together you'll discuss services available to laid off workers, examine opportunities that exist within your field and explore the options for changing careers if you're unlikely to return to your previous occupation or industry .
With the guidance of your counselor, you can develop job goals and put together a personal plan for finding a job.
We’ll also use assessment tests to help guide your job search. Workforce Center staffers (and Rapid Response providers) employ several tools – mainly personality, skills’ and aptitude tests – to offer insights into your talents, abilities and interests and how those match up with available jobs.
You may discover your skills fit an emerging industry or service quite well. Training may be in store for you. Counselors will lead you through the testing and interpret the results.
To determine if you are eligible for the program, and find a job counselor in your area, visit the WorkForce Center near you.