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WIOA Dislocated Worker Program

The WIOA Dislocated Worker program helps unemployed job seekers with career and occupation searches, overcoming barriers to employment, and getting training to re-enter the workforce through basic or individualized career services.


The WIOA Dislocated Worker program, offered through New Hampshire Employmeny Security, is designed to help workers get back to work and overcome barriers to employment. When individuals become dislocated workers because of job loss, mass layoffs, global trade dynamics, or transitions in economic sectors, the WIOA Dislocated Worker program provides services to assist them in re-entering the workforce. Services are provided by Employment Counselor Specialists at the NH Works offices located throughout the state. The services include Basic Career Services, Individualized Career Services, Support Services, and Training Services. To qualify, you would need to be:

  • 18 Years of age or older
  • NH resident
  • US citizen or be eligible to work in the US
  • Registered with the Selective Service
  • Been terminated or laid off, and eligible to receive or have exhausted unemployment compensation
  • Unlikely to return to previous industry or occupation

If program eligibility requirements are met, participants will receive case management services and initial, comprehensive, and ongoing assessments. Eligible participants may also have access to On-the-Job Training or an Individual Training Account to gain or update skills to compete in the job market.

This skills training could include:

  • Basic Skills/Educational Services can be provided to eliminate/lessen barriers to enter and successfully complete an occupational training program.
  • An Individual Training Account for participants that require classroom training to compete for employment opportunities in high demand occupations, including tuition benefits of up to $6500.
  • On-the-Job Training which reimburses a company for the cost of training a new employee who would not otherwise qualify for the job.

For more information about the WIOA Dislocated Worker Program please contact New Hampshire Employment Security:

Nick Masi at 603-228-4112 or nicholas.j.masi@nhes.nh.gov

Lora Maurice at 603-228-4079 or lora.l.maurice@nhes.nh.gov

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