Dislocated Workers

The U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) provides information on training programs and other services that are available to assist workers who have been laid off or are about to be laid off. For a list of programs nearest you, contact an American Job Center or call ETA's toll-free help line at 1-877-US-2JOBS (TTY: 1-877-889-5267). Services are designed to meet local needs and may vary from state to state. Some services for dislocated workers have eligibility requirements. Check with your State Dislocated Worker Unit for details.

Webpages on this Topic

Information for Workers
Provides information on training, job search, and other assistance for workers who have been laid off or are about to be laid off.

Information for Employers
Provides assistance to both employers and workers to help manage layoffs, downsizings, and restructurings and lessen the impact on workers and communities.

Trade Act Programs
Trade Act programs are available to assist individuals who have become unemployed as a result of increased imports, imports specifically from Canada and/or Mexico, or a shift in production to Canada and/or Mexico.

Laws on this Topic

Public Law 113-128 - Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014

Pub. L. No. 114-27, Title IV - Trade Adjustment Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2015 (TAARA 2015 or 2015 Program)

Regulations on this Topic

Final Rules / Final Rule Resources / Quick Reference Guides / Frequently Asked Questions / Fact Sheets