Dislocated Workers

A dislocated worker is an individual who:

  • Has been terminated or laid off, or has received a notice of termination or layoff from employment;
  • Is eligible for or has exhausted unemployment insurance;
  • Has demonstrated an appropriate attachment to the workforce, but not eligible for unemployment insurance and unlikely to return to a previous industry or occupation;
  • Has been terminated or laid off or received notification of termination or layoff from employment as a result of a permanent closure or substantial layoff;
  • Is employed at a facility, where the employer has made the general announcement that the facility will close within a 180 days;
  • Was self-employed (including employment as a farmer, a rancher, or a fisherman) but is unemployed as a result of general economic conditions in the community or because of a natural disaster; or
  • Is a displaced homemaker who is no longer supported by another family member.

Dislocated workers may be eligible for a comprehensive array of services through the SC Works workforce system. WIOA Dislocated Worker Services allows career services which assist with employment opportunities through Apprenticeships, On-the-Job Training opportunities, and/or through tuition assistance for in-demand occupations.

To view more about the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Dislocated Worker Services, click here.