Find programs that can help alleviate the effect of reduced employment or help employees transition to new employment.

Available Resources

  • American Job Centers: These facilities are conveniently located throughout Maryland and provide a full range of employment assistance services to job seekers and businesses at no cost.
  • Unemployment Insurance: Learn how to apply for the Unemployment Insurance program, which pays benefits to eligible workers who recently lost their job until they find new ones.
  • Trade Adjustment Assistance: This program provides assistance to workers who lose their jobs or whose hours of work and wages are reduced because of foreign trade.
  • Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance: This wage supplement program pays eligible trade-affected workers aged 50 or older who obtain new employment that pays less than their trade affected employment up to 50% of the difference.
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification: This federal act protects workers, their families, and communities by requiring certain businesses to notify workers in advance of plant closings and dislocation events.
  • Services for Dislocated Workers: An individual who loses their job as part of a facility closure or layoff has access to an extensive network of services to assist them in their job transition.
  • Work Sharing Program: This voluntary program provides employers with alternatives to layoffs during declines in business because of lower economic activity in order to preserve jobs for trained workers.
  • Dislocation Services Unit: The Dislocated Services Unit manages notifications of employment dislocations in Maryland resulting from a variety of causes and provides fiscal, reporting and administrative oversight of Rapid Response and Trade activities.