Adults & Dislocated Workers

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act is a federally funded program designed to increase the employment, retention, earnings, and occupational skill attainment of the adult and dislocated worker participants who receive service.

Program Services

Individuals may receive assistance through job referrals and labor market information. Job training opportunities are also available for individuals who are in special need of such training to obtain in-demand, self-sustaining employment.

The program provides two levels of service. Based upon the needs of the individual to obtain or retain employment for self-sufficiency, a customer may receive all or part of the services identified below. Basic and individualized career services would be followed by training services.

Program services include but are not limited to:

Career Services: Basic

  • Orientation to the information and services available
  • Initial assessment of an individual’s needs and abilities
  • Job search and placement assistance
  • Labor market information and statistics
  • Assistance in establishing eligibility for other federal, state, or local programs
  • Follow-up services to help individuals obtain or maintain employment

Career Services: Individualized

  • Skills Assessments
  • Career planning
  • Out of area job search assistance
  • Basic skills training such as GED, language, math or computer skills
  • Relocation assistance
  • Work experience
  • Internship assignments
  • Development of individual employment plan to determine needs and goals of successful employment

Training Services:

  • Occupational skills training
  • On-the-job training
  • Customized training
  • Pre-apprenticeship
  • Registered apprenticeship
  • Entrepreneurial training
  • Skill upgrading and retraining

Adult Eligibility

An individual must meet the following criteria to be eligible to receive services:

  • Be 18 years of age or older; and
  • US citizen or eligible to work in the US; and
  • Comply with Selective Service registration requirements when appropriate; and
  • Comply with local or state residency requirements when imposed.

Note: Priority for adult intensive and training services will be given to applicants from low income households and low-income adults who are basic skills deficient.


Dislocated workers must meet the requirements cited above and one of the following:

  • Unemployed due to a plant closure within the last 3 years (includes pending closures)
  • Unemployed due to a lay off within the past 3 years or received a notice of layoff, and is unlikely to return to his/her previous occupation,
  • Self-employed but business has failed,
  • Displaced homemaker

Note: Documents that confirm an individual’s eligibility for WIOA services will be required during the application process. Examples include but are not limited to: birth certificate, social security card, layoff notice, etc.


To apply or for more information contact adult/dislocated worker service providers in your area.

Magic Valley Youth & Adult Services
1869 Addison Ave E
Twin Falls, ID 83301
(208) 734-4435

Adults & Dislocated Workers flyer in both English and Spanish.