Dislocated Worker Program
The Minneapolis Employment and Training Dislocated Worker Program serves individuals who have lost their job through no fault of their own.
If you have been laid off (didn’t quit or weren’t fired), are eligible to receive unemployment insurance benefits, and are unlikely to return to your previous occupation or industry, you may be eligible for the program.
Services include, but are not limited to:
- Career Counseling
- Free computer lab access
- Resume writing assistance including creating online resumes
- Skills assessment and training to enhance skills
- Free workshops designed to help jobseekers with all aspects of the job search. Workshops may cover topics such as:
- Computer Skills
- Accessing Certifications/Training
- Career Transition/Skills Transition
All services are free and tailored to fit individual needs.
To apply: Contact one of our community-based service providers or visit the North or South Minneapolis Workforce Center and let them know that you have been recently laid off and are interested in the Minneapolis Employment and Training Dislocated Worker Program.
You could be eligible for federal assistance through the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program if you lost your job or your hours were reduced due to federal trade activity. Dislocated worker program staff can guide you through the TAA application process.
For more information on the Minneapolis Employment and Training Dislocated Worker Program contact Catherine Christian at 612-673-6230.
Last updated Jul 18, 2014