Dislocated Worker Program
The Minneapolis Employment and Training Dislocated Worker Program serves individuals who have lost their job through no fault of their own.
If you have been laid off (didn’t quit or weren’t fired), are eligible to receive unemployment insurance benefits, and are unlikely to return to your previous occupation or industry, you may be eligible for the program.
Services include, but are not limited to:
- Career Counseling
- Free computer lab access
- Resume writing assistance including creating online resumes
- Skills assessment and training to enhance skills
- Free workshops designed to help jobseekers with all aspects of the job search. Workshops may cover topics such as:
- Computer Skills
- Accessing Certifications/Training
- Career Transition/Skills Transition
All services are free and tailored to fit individual needs.
To apply: If you have been recently laid off and are interested in the Minneapolis Employment and Training Dislocated Worker Program, go to CareerForce and click on the “Change Your Career” option under For Career Seekers or you can contact Leah Temkin from Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis at 952-417-2108 or Heidi Stay from Department of Employment & Economic Development at 651-539-4421.
Fill out the short interest form. Once submitted, an employment counselor will contact you within five to seven business days to help find what’s next for you.
You could be eligible for federal assistance through the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program if you lost your job or your hours were reduced due to federal trade activity. Dislocated worker program staff can guide you through the TAA application process.
For more information on the Minneapolis Employment and Training Dislocated Worker Program contact Tim Beaver at 612-673-5211.
The City of Minneapolis is an equal opportunity employer/program provider.
For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact Linda DeHaven at 612-673-5294.
People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000.
TTY users call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.
Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.
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Last updated Feb 5, 2021