Dislocated Worker Program Overview
Losing your job causes more disruption than the loss of a paycheck. Markets change quickly. It may be that you are unable to return to your previous career. Our services are designed to help you navigate a new career.
Our career counseling connects you to training opportunities. After you receive counseling and an assessment from our staff we will assist you in finding educational opportunities to prepare for jobs in industries which need workers.
We have many training options. Our WorkForce Centers have free short-term training sessions to improve your job-related skills. Longer term and specialized training and education are available, too.
We have established relationships with training facilities across the state, as well as the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.
Sometimes you may find yourself in need of new job skills. We provide classes on workplace effectiveness skills such as written and verbal communications, math, language training, management labor relations and leadership.
Never finished high school? That can be a huge problem in getting another job. We can find you a GED program.
We’ll help you locate whatever training and educational programs you need to succeed.
Unemployment can cause tremendous hardship for workers and their families. It is difficult to juggle taking care of your family and taking training courses while searching for jobs and interviewing with employers.
Our funds are limited. However, in certain cases, we offer financial assistance for expenses related to child and family care and transportation. These funds pay for services you need while you receive training and look for a job.