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Indiana Department of Workforce Development

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Hoosiers who have been laid off as the result of a plant closing or a substantial layoff or who are unlikely to return to their previous industry or occupation can be assisted through dislocated worker services. A selection of links for those providing employment and training services to dislocated workers in Indiana:

  • All workers have access to core services through Indiana's WorkOne Centers. Core services include the following:
  • If you need more assistance to become employed, you may be eligible for one-on-one assistance, group career workshops, and other assistance such as:
    • Skills Assessments
    • Resume Writing Classes
    • Career Planning
    • Financial Management Workshops
    • One-on-One Job Counseling
  • Training Services may also be available to help you get a good job. If you qualify for help you will have access to a broad range of training services. Your WorkOne Center has a list of training programs, descriptions and costs.
    • Occupational Skills Training
    • On-the-Job Training
    • Skills Improvement
    • GED Preparation
    • English as a Second Language (ESL)
    • Math and Reading Training

Some services for dislocated workers have eligibility requirements. Please check with your WorkOne Center for details.

You may be a dislocated worker if you have been permanently laid off, or you have received a notice of layoff from employment. Among those who this program might serve are:

  • Dislocated Workers with the need to update their skills to find a good job.
  • Those who have lost their jobs due to import competition or shift in production outside this country.
  • Farmers who have lost their farm.
  • Self-Employed Individuals who are unemployed as a result of economic conditions in area.
  • Workers who have been dislocated by a mass layoff and/or closure.

The best place to start is with your local WorkOne Center. You can also call 1-877-US-2JOBS for additional information regarding services and access points in your State or local area.

Services may vary slightly from one center to another based on local needs.

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