Workforce Investment Act: Better Guidance and Revised Funding Formula Would Enhance Dislocated Worker Program
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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WIA specifies one funding source for each of the acts main client groups-adults, youths, and dislocated workers. Labor estimated that approximately 927,000 dislocated workers would be served with these funds in program year 2000. A dislocated worker is an individual who 1 has been terminated or laid off, or who has received a notice of termination or layoff, from employment is eligible for, or has exhausted entitlement to, unemployment insurance or is not eligible but has been employed for a sufficient duration to demonstrate attachment to the workforce and is unlikely to return to previous industry or occupation 2 has been terminated or laid off, or has received a notice of termination or layoff, from employment as a result of any permanent plant closure of, or substantial layoff at, a plant, facility, or enterprise 3 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 disasters or 4 is a displaced homemaker.
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