What Is A Dislocated Worker?
A dislocated or displaced worker is somebody who has been laid off due to circumstances beyond their control. An individual is considered dislocated when they meet one of the following criteria.
- Has been laid off, or received notice they are to be laid off, and is unlikely to return to that occupation.
- Has been laid off as a direct result of a business closing.
- Was self-employed but now without work due to a natural disaster, or unforeseen economic events.
- Is a displaced homemaker who is no longer supported by their spouse, who is unemployed and cannot find employment.