Dislocated Worker Program – Workforce Investment Act (Kittitas County only)
Training and re-employment services for workers who have been laid off or for
The Dislocated Worker Program assists workers who are "dislocated" when they lose their job and are
unlikely to return to their usual occupation or industry due to a plant closure,
mass layoffs, foreign competition, or lack of demand for their skills. A worker
can be "dislocated" if they are self-employed, but the economy or a natural
disaster has put them out of work, such as farmers, ranchers, or people who fish
for a living. A displaced homemaker who is either unemployed or working in a job
that does not support the family may also be an eligible "dislocated worker".
There are many services available to dislocated workers, (although funding may
be limited in some locations or at some times of the year). Services include job
referrals, job search workshops (including internet job search training), skills
assessment, free phones, fax, computers, and photocopiers to help in the job
search, transportation assistance, job search childcare, relocation assistance,
tools, uniforms and supplies required for the new job as well as tuition and
other assistance to retrain in a new occupation.
- Recently lost a job through company downsizing or closure and are unlikely to
return to their previous occupation or industry (or)
- Are about to be laid off
due to a plant closure or mass layoff (or)
- Are formerly self-employed but now
unemployed because of general economic conditions or natural disaster (or)
- Meet the definition of a displaced homemaker. Displaced homemakers are equally
eligible for Dislocated Worker services if they have been dependent on the
income of a family member but are no longer supported by that income and if they
are experiencing difficulty obtaining or retaining employment.
How to apply: Contact your local WorkSource Center.
309 East Mountain View
Ellensburg, WA 98926
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services. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals