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Dislocated Worker

Generally speaking, workers are considered to be dislocated if they lose their jobs through no fault of their own. However, they must be 18 years of age or older and fall into one of the following categories in order to satisfy the definition listed in WIOA Section 3 (15):

  1. Has been terminated or laid off, or who has received a notice of termination or layoff, from employment;
  2. Self-employed workers (including employment as a farmer, rancher, or fisherman), who are now unemployed due to economic conditions in the community or natural disaster;
  3. Displaced homemaker who has been providing unpaid services in home to family members and  has been dependent on the income of another family member but is no longer supported by that income or is the dependent spouse of a member of the Armed Forces on active duty; AND is unemployed or underemployed and is experiencing difficulty upgrading or obtaining employment;