Dislocated Worker Program

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Have you been laid off from work? Are you about to be laid off from work?

Losing a job is one of the most stressful events you may experience in your professional career. Arizona@Work – Southeastern Arizona Dislocated Worker Program can ease the stress of unemployment and help laid-off workers prepare for job searches and successful return to work.

Individuals are eligible for dislocated worker assistance under WIA (Section 101 (9) and (10) if they:

- Have been laid off or have received a notice of termination or layoff from employment and are eligible for or have exhausted entitlement to unemployment compensation; or

- Have been terminated or laid off, or have received a notice of termination or layoff, from employment because of a permanent closure or a substantial layoff at a plant, facility, or enterprise; or

- Are employed at a facility where the employer has made a public announcement that such facility will close within 180 days; or

- Were self-employed but are unemployed as a result of general economic conditions in their community or because of natural disasters; or

- Are displaced homemakers, (individuals who have been providing unpaid services to family members in the home, and who have been dependent on the income of another family member but are no longer supported by that income; and are unemployed or underemployed and are experiencing difficulty in obtaining or upgrading employment.



What is an apprenticeship?

It's a job! Apprenticeship is a training method that combines supervised, full time, structured on-the-job training with related classroom instruction. It's sponsored by employers who have the ability to hire and train in a work environment.

What is an apprentice?
An apprentice is a worker who learns a craft through planned, supervised on-the-job training in conjunction with receiving planned, related technical instruction in a classroom setting.

How the apprenticeship programs operate?
Apprenticeship combines on-the-job training with related and supplemental instructions at school. Each program operates under a set of apprenticeship standards, selection procedures and classroom course guidelines. These standards are approved and registered with the Arizona Department of Commerce Apprenticeship Office.

Title V

Title 5

Older Workers

Arizona@Work – Southeastern Arizona and Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) are working together to serve older workers, age 55 and over, in locating unsubsidized employment in Cochise County. The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) program is authorized by the Older Americans Act (Title V) as amended by Public Law 106-501. SCSEP is administered by the Department of Labor and is available to States to assist eligible individuals age 55 and older to gain competitive job skills through temporary subsidized employment and training. The program also assists eligible individuals in directly locating and securing unsubsidized employment with not-for-profit groups and governmental entities such as school districts, state, county, city and federal agencies.

Eligible persons are Cochise County residents, 55 years or older, and whose income falls within federal low-income guidelines.

For further information about this program, please contact:
Title V Coordinator
Cochise County Workforce Development, Inc
1843 Paseo San Luis
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Phone: (520) 458-9309
Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 p.m.

Youth Services

Title 5

Youth Program

Purpose: The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title IB Youth Program provides services to youth ages 14-21. The main thrust of the Youth Program is to increase the focus on longer-term academic and occupational learning opportunities and provide long-term comprehensive service strategies. Youth services are provided to in-school youth ages 14-21 and out-of-school youth ages 16-21.

The Youth Program is designed to prepare Arizona's youth to either enter post-secondary education, training or employment upon completion of their secondary education. The aging of Arizona's workforce is an issue of concern and therefore this program can be an instrument toward meeting the future workforce demands.

Youth program elements consist of:

Tutoring, study skills training and instruction leading to the completion of secondary schooling including dropout prevention strategies;

Alternative secondary school services;

Summer employment opportunities directly linked to academic and occupational learning;

Paid and unpaid work experiences including internships and job shadowing;

Occupational skill training;

Leadership development opportunities;

Supportive services;

Adult mentoring for a duration of at least twelve months, that may occur during and after program participation;

Follow up services for not less than 12 months after the participant completes the program; and

Comprehensive guidance and counseling, including drug and alcohol counseling and referral to counseling as appropriate to meet the needs of the participant.

For further information about this program, please contact:
Youth Director
Cochise County Workforce Development, Inc
1843 Paseo San Luis
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Phone: (520) 458-9309
Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 p.m.

Arizona@Work – Southeastern Arizona is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary Aids and Services are Available upon Request to Individuals with Disabilities.

Sierra Vista Center

1843 Paseo San Luis
Sierra Vista, Az 85635
TEL: (520) 458-9309
FAX:(520) 458-4786
TTY: (520) 452-1667

Douglas Center

515 E. 7th Street
Douglas Az 85607
TEL: 520-364-8906
FAX:(520) 364-8926

Graham & Greenlee Centers

1910 W Thatcher Blvd
Safford, Az
TEL:(928) 432-6932

300 N Coronado Blvd
Clifton, AZ
TEL: (928) 439-4632