WIA Dislocated Workers

The purpose of the program is to reemploy dislocated workers, improve the quality of the workforce, and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the nation's economy by providing workforce investment activities that increase the employment, retention, and earnings of participants, and increase
occupational skill attainment by the participants.

This program is designed to increase employment, as measured by entry into unsubsidized employment, retention in unsubsidized employment after entry into employment, and extent of recovery of prior earnings.

For cross cutting goals, the program intends to enhance customer satisfaction for participants and for employers.

The employment goals will be measured using Unemployment Insurance Wage Records systems and customer satisfaction goals will be measured by sampling.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Formula funds: not applicable.

National Emergency Grants: (1) Louisiana Department of Employment and Training, $40,700,000, to hire individuals impacted by Hurricane Katrina in temporary jobs that: (a) worked on projects providing food, clothing, shelter and other humanitarian assistance for disaster victims; (b) provide manpower to help the affected communities with demolition, cleaning, repair, renovation, and reconstruction of damaged or destroyed public structures, facilities and lands located within the disaster areas.

(2) Massachusetts Department of Workforce Development, $2,890,474, for layoffs affecting approximately 1200 workers at Fleet Bank/Bank of America.

(3) District of Columbia Department of Employment Services, $950,000, to respond to the workforce development needs of employers, communities, and workers resulting from scheduled closures and realignments of military installations as a result of the approved actions for Base Realignment and Closing (BRAC) in 2005.

Agency - Department of Labor

The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of job seekers, wage earners and retirees by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities, protecting their retirement and health benefits and generally protecting worker rights and monitoring national economic measures.

Office - Contact appropriate Regional Employment and Training Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
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