Dislocated Workers



The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is historic bipartisan legislation reauthorizing and amending the Workforce Investment Act.  WIOA’s purpose is to enhance the quality of the workforce, increase economic self-sufficiency, lower welfare dependency, accommodate employer skill requirements, and strengthen the productivity and competitiveness of the nation.


The Dislocated Workers Program is a Core Program of the WIOA.  A Dislocated Worker is someone who lost their job “due to no fault of their own” and “is unlikely to return to previous industry.” Individuals with a physical or mental disability that prevents him/her from returning to their previous industry or occupation or a military spouse impacted by a service member’s duty reassignment or discharge may be considered as meeting requirements to be served through the dislocated worker program.  The Dislocated Workers Program offers educational training, employer based training, and supportive services all geared for re-employment. 


 Workforce Development Board 83 is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program

Auxiliary Aids and Services are Available Upon Request to Individuals with Disabilities
 Phone 318-387-7962 / Fax 318-361-0279 LA Relay #711  E-mail: wdb83@bayou.com
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This document was supported by Grant 90FX0030 from the administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS).

Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS.

HPOG is a study funded by the federal government which is being conducted to determine how these training opportunities help people improve their skills and find better jobs.  During the study, all new eligible applicants will be selected by lottery to participate in these training opportunities.  Not all eligible applicants will be selected to participate in these opportunities.  


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