Immediate Help After a Job Loss
After a layoff or a major reduction in pay, look for unemployment benefits, figure out how to continue medical coverage. Take care of other immediate needs.
WorkForce Centers are "one-stop shops." They help people with all aspects of the job search, training, and career planning.
If you are laid off from regular employment, unemployment benefits can provide financial support for up to six months.
If you had medical insurance through your former employer, you may be able to continue that coverage.
Review these tips to stay financially healthy while you look for work.
Were you part of a large layoff? Then you may be eligible for Minnesota's Dislocated Worker program. This includes help with career development and your job search.
Know your rights in a layoff. If you own a home, be careful not to lose it. Get all the benefits you can from your former employer. Were you laid off due to increased foreign imports? There might be additional help.