What is a Dislocated Worker?

A "dislocated worker" is an individual:
Who has been terminated through no fault of their own, or laid off, or has received a notice of termination or layoff from employment;
Who is eligible for or has exhausted entitlement to unemployment compensation; or
Has been employed for a duration sufficient to demonstrate but is not eligible for unemployment compensation due to insufficient earnings or having performed services for an employer that were not covered under a State unemployment compensation law; AND
Is unlikely to return to a previous industry or occupation;
Has been terminated or laid off from employment as a result of any permanent closure of, or any substantial layoff at a plant, facility, or enterprise;
Is employed at a facility at which the employer has made a general announcement that such facility will close within 180 days; OR
For purposes of eligibility to receive services other than training services, intensive services, or supportive services, is employed at a facility at which the employer has made a general announcement that such facility will close;
Was self-employed but is unemployed as a result of general economic conditions in the community in which the individual resides or because of natural disaster; OR
Is a displaced homemaker.

Dislocated Worker Programs

There are various programs in Workforce Development that are available for dislocated workers. All of the programs are accessed from the SCWorks Centers.
Job Services
Unemployment Insurance Service
Older Workers
Career Resources
Training Opportunities
Veterans' Services
Resume Services
Special Assistance (childcare, transportation, etc)
Contact your local SCWorks Center for further information and eligibility requirements for any of these programs.

Bringing Employers and Job Seekers Together!

PY 2017 Programmatic Monitoring Schedule

November 2017
April 2018

Dates will be made available ahead of schedule

Phone: (803) 649-7981
Fax: (803) 649-2248

Mailing address:
PO Box 850
Aiken, SC 29802-0850

Physical address:
2748 Wagener Rd.
Aiken, SC 29801
Email: LSWIAinfo@lscog.org