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The NDWG provides disaster recovery employment and career and training services for indivduals impacted by the Coronavirus 20219 (COVID) Pandemic.  This includes all workers who were laid off for any of the following reasons: 1) actual COVID illness for themselves or their immediate families; 2) reduced work because of COVID-19 illness, related isolation, or government-imposed restrictions impacting workload; 3) reduced work because of supply or customer limitations connected to COVID-19 illness or the related isolation; or 4) reduced work because of the aftereffects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  It also includes other dislocated workers; long-term unemployed individuals (unemployed for at least s15 of the 26 weeks and currently unemployed); and self-employed individuals who became unemployed or significantly underemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are interested in applying for this program, please call (442)265-7579.

Additional dislocated worker funds were made available to provide supportive servcies to those affected by COVID-19.  These supportive services only apply to those who meet eligibility requirements, which are as follows:

  • Individuals are enrolled in Title I Dislocated Worker services*;
  • Individuals have not received wages above 400% of the federal poverty level (FPL) for the last six months of income.  For additional FPL information, please visit the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Poverty Guidelines.
  • Household Annual Salary for 400% FPL is as follows;
  • Family of 1: $51,040
  • Family of 2: $68,960
  • Family of 3: $86,880
  • Family of 4: $104,800
  • If you meet one of the following:
  • Laid-off due to COVID-19.
  • Experienced a reduction in hours and/or pay due to COVID-19.
  • Unable to work for any of the following COVID-19 related reasons:
  • Subject to quarantine.
  • Caregiver for someone who is subject to quarantine.
  • Need to care for children because of school closure or closure of other child care provider.
  • At higher risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19, or lives with someone at higher risk, as outlined on the California Department of Public Health COVID-19 website.
  • Required to telework, but does not have the necessary equipment.

For more information, please call (442)265-7579.

The Work Experience Program offers funding for individuals needing help to obtain skills needed to succeed in the workplace and establish work history, gain experience and demonstrate success in the workplace that leads to unsubsidized employment.  A work expereince must be based on the identified needs of the WIOA participant, must provide a planned and structured learning experience that will contribute to the achievement of the participant's career and employment goals.

Participant eligibility is as follows:

  • Have little or no prior experience in the workplace;
  • Have experienced difficulty in maintaining employment in the past due to barriers that can best be addressed and overcome through work experience enrollment;
  • Is seeking long-term employment in a particular industry or occupation but does not have the requisite experience to qualify for entry-level employment in the field;
  • A career seeker who has recently concluded or will soon conclude a training or educational program, including an Individual Training Account or job specific skills training, in a particular industry but possesses a strong need for practical work experience to qualify for entry-level employment in the training or education related field.

If you are a career seeker or business looking to take part in this program, please call (442)265-7579.