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: If you have been recently laid off and are interested in the Minneapolis Employment and Training Dislocated Worker Program, register for a Dislocated Worker Information Session at the Minneapolis North Workforce Center or Minneapolis South Workforce Center (click on the North or South hyperlink, type “dislocated” in the search box that will appear, and click “go” for a list of dates and times to sign up) or contact Leah Temkin from Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis at (952) 417-2108.
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 Sep 7, 2017