Job Loss Help

Following a job loss, most people have questions about what services are available to help them get back to work. There are three types of services that are potentially available to assist you at no cost. All workers have access to core services like those listed below through a local One-Stop Career Center. You may have received information on these services through your Rapid Response team if you were part of a larger layoff. This is the first step in obtaining information such as:

  • Unemployment insurance
  • Pension benefits and health insurance coverage
  • Job search assistance
  • Job referral
  • Local area job openings
  • Resume assistance
  • Job training

If the core services do not produce results, you may be eligible for one-on-one assistance, group career workshops, and other assistance such as:

  • Assessment of your skills and abilities
  • Resume writing classes
  • Help in planning how to get back to work
  • Stress and financial management workshops
  • One-on-one job counseling

Training services, like those listed below, may be available to help you get a good job. If you qualify for help you will have access to a broad range of training services. Your One-Stop Career Center will have a list of training programs, descriptions and costs to help guide you in the decision-making process. Training programs may include:

  • Occupational skills training
  • On-the-job training
  • Skills improvement
  • General Educational Development (GED) preparation
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Math and reading training

Chat is available on business days from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. CST. If you would like to speak with a counselor outside of these hours, please return to the home screen and press the call button. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please proceed to the nearest emergency room or call 911 immediately.