The following services can be provided by the WIOA Title I Dislocated Worker Program to qualified individuals:

  • Job search, job referral, and placement assistance
  • Career counseling
  • Labor market information
  • Assessments of skills and needs
  • Individual Employment Plan development
  • Occupational skills training
  • Skills upgrading and retraining

Training Services

The WIOA Title I Dislocated Worker Program’s goal is to assist qualified individuals in upgrading skills and gaining in-demand credentials to secure self-sufficient employment. Training services may include, but are not limited to:

  • Occupational skills training
  • On-the-Job Training (OJT)
  • Existing worker training
  • Registered Apprenticeship opportunities
  • Skills upgrading and retraining
  • Transitional jobs
  • Contextualized training

Supportive Services

Supportive services to aide in the completion of education and training may also be available, depending on the availability of funds, to qualified dislocated workers, including, but not limited to:

  • Transportation assistance
  • Payment of credentialing/licensing fees
  • Childcare assistance
  • Books and training materials
  • Required uniforms and other work-related expenses
  • Other items on a case-by-case basis

Eligibility Requirements*

Dislocated Workers are individuals who are U.S. Citizens or have the right to work in the U.S., who have registered for the Selective Service (if applicable), and who was or has been:

  • Terminated or laid off, or has received a notice of termination or layoff is eligible for unemployment benefits, and is unlikely to return to their previous occupation
  • Terminated or laid off, or has received a notice of termination or layoff, and has been employed for a duration sufficient to demonstrate attachment to the workforce but is not eligible for unemployment benefits due to insufficient earnings or their previous employer not being covered under Virginia unemployment law
  • Employed at a facility at which the employer has made a general announcement the facility will close within 180 days
  • Permanent closure of a facility or mass reduction in force
  • Self-employed but unemployed as a result of general economic conditions or natural disasters
  • A displaced homemaker
  • Dependent spouse of a member of the Armed Forces on active duty

*Final eligibility determination is completed by program managers.