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Work: Seeking New Employment

Government Programs To Help Learn New Skills

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There are government training programs to help learn new skills.

  • To find out about training programs in your area, contact your local government employment agency or visit the Labor Department's web site:  offsite link In the "Popular Topics" section, click on "Training" for a list of state-run programs.  Note that programs are not limited to training workers who want a job with an existing business. Some programs provide training for people who want to start a business.
  • To learn about Vocational Rehabilitation programs, click here.

When you find a program: check eligibility to see if you qualify. Most programs are not restricted to laid-off workers.

NOTE: Consider how you will continue financially until you get a new job, including maintaining your health care coverage and covering medical and other costs that are not covered by health insurance.  For tips that can help, see How To Deal With A Financial Crunch Or Crisis.

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