Workforce Investment Act 1998
DISLOCATED WORKER PROGRAM
Dislocated workers are individuals who have been permanently laid off, or have received notice of termination or plant closure. The program may also serve individuals who are:
Dislocated workers with outdated skills
Individuals who have lost their jobs due to import competition or production shifted to outside the United States
Farmers who have lost their farms
Self-employed individuals who are unemployed do to the economic conditions in their area.
The Adult Program serves those individuals who are 18 years of age or older.
There are four basic classifications of services provided under the Workforce Investment Act. They are: Self-assisted core services, Staff-assisted core services, Intensive services, and Training services. Self-assisted core services are available to assist with your job search needs, as well as provide you with information regarding partnering agencies. These services include access to Michigan’s Talent Bank for job search, resume technique and interview information, Career Trax, career self-assessment, and free faxing and copy services. Staff-assisted core services require registration and include staff-assisted job search, career counseling, follow-up services (if employed), initial development of Individual Employment Plan (IEP) and assessment. Career Trax are daily workshops that deal with topics such as budgeting, stress management, interviewing, and other related topics. Intensive services include a comprehensive and specialized assessment, career planning, case management, remediation, and continued staff-assisted job search and follow-up services. Training services include occupational classroom training, on-the-job training, customized training, cooperative education programs, skill upgrading, job readiness training and adult education and literacy activities.