Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Workforce Services for Individuals

Services for Dislocated Individuals

When people have lost their jobs due to a layoff or closure, there are programs through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act that may be able to help them get back into the workforce. There may be training opportunities available to provide those services.

A dislocated worker is an individual who

If you feel that you fit this criteria; please contact your local Department of Labor and Regulation office

The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program is a federal entitlement program that assists U.S. workers who have lost or may lose their jobs as a result of foreign trade. This program seeks to provide adversely affected workers with opportunities to obtain the skills, credentials, resources, and support necessary to become reemployed. Since 1975, the TAA program has served more than 2 million U.S. workers. The first step to receiving TAA benefits and services is to contact your job service office.

Reemployment Services (RES) is a federally mandated Unemployment Insurance (UI) objective assisting UI claimants to gain employment quickly.

The goals of the Reemployment Services (RES) program are to enhance the rapid re-employment of unemployed workers, eliminate potential overpayments, and realize cost savings for the Unemployment Insurance (UI) trust fund.

Claimants participating in RES are provided career counseling, skills assessment, job development, job search assistance, and referrals services at no cost.

South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation’s Reemployment Services is a program which encompasses three categories:

  1. Basic: Claimants least likely to exhaust benefits, with a higher probability of returning to work before exhausting their UI benefits.
  2. Intermediate: Claimants most likely to exhaust their UI Benefits and/or UCX (military) claimants.
  3. Intensive: Basic and/or Intermediate claimants who continue claiming UI benefits after 8 weeks are required to participate in weekly job readiness activities as well as make additional job contacts.