Dislocated Worker Program 

The Dislocated Worker Program provides services at no cost to assist job seekers who have been laid off from their job return to the workforce as quickly as possible!  

Services Include:

  • Individual Vocational Counseling
  • Assessment of your current skills and interests
  • Access to on-the-job (OJT) training programs
  • Financial assistance for classroom training that supports your job goal
  • Reimbursement of travel costs for approved job search activities
  • Referrals for training to improve your reading and math skills

You may be eligible for this program if you are out of work through no fault of your own and eligible for or have exhausted Unemployment Insurance Benefits.  

Inquire about the Dislocated Worker Program HERE.  After form is submitted, a team member will contact you.  No Computer Access? Call 763-324-2284.


Dislocated Worker Flyer


Introduction to the Anoka County Dislocated Worker Program Video:

Common Forms for Enrolled Participants

Testimonial - It is never too late to learn.

Brian was laid off in 2019 and visited CareerForce in Blaine looking for job openings.  He attended job search classes and applied for the Dislocated Worker Program.  Brian enrolled in the long-term training program and navigated through college with honors. Later Brian attended a virtual hiring event and met a Prostaff representative who had contracts with Medtronic and secured employment as a technologist working on a team that builds life-saving devices.  He is extremely grateful for the Dislocated Worker Program and the people who guided him to a brighter outlook and secure future.  

Congratulations Brian!