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Dislocated Worker Services

We’re here to provide hope, help and support to dislocated workers. Our services will help you find and secure the resources you need to make a plan for your future.

What is a dislocated worker?

You may be considered a dislocated worker if any of the following situations apply to you:

  • You have lost employment due to a permanent plant closure or a mass layoff within the company.
  • Your position has been eliminated, and you will be unable to return to work in that industry or occupation.
  • You are self-employed, but the economy or a natural disaster is causing your business to fail.
  • You are a displaced homemaker or caregiver who has lost your primary means of support.
  • You left a job to follow your spouse who is a military service member, or you are unable to continue employment because of your spouse’s change of military station, or you lost employment as a result of your spouse’s discharge from the military.

Heartland Workforce Solutions offers computer access and helpful staff to assist you in finding resources at our American Job Center.

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Dislocated Worker Resources

Dislocated Worker Education and Training

Some dislocated workers may qualify for assistance with tuition and supplies for post-secondary education and/or training for a new job or career.

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Unemployment Insurance

Heartland Workforce Solutions helps you navigate applying for unemployment and finding opportunities. You can also view common unemployment questions online.

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

The WIOA Adult/Dislocated Worker Program offers weekly orientations and training guidance for eligible people who are laid-off, self-employed, veterans or displaced homeworkers. Contact us at to see if you qualify for assistance.

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