Dislocated worker

What is a dislocated worker? Find our definition below

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.