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Dislocated Worker Program

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


The Dislocated Worker program, offered by NHES, is designed to help workers get back to work as quickly as possible 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 Dislocated Worker program provides services to assist them in re-entering the workforce. Services provided for dislocated workers are through a statewide network of American Job Centers (AJCs). The AJCs provide Basic Career Services, Individualized Career Services, Support Services, and Training Services.  To qualify, you would need to be:

  • Over 18 Years of age
  • 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 in order to enter and successfully complete an occupational training program.
  • An Individual Training Account for participants that require classroom training to compete for employment opportunities, 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 regarding the Dislocated Worker Program please contact New Hampshire Employment Security:

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

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New Hampshire Employment Security (NHES)
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