Out of workforce

Woman on a bench with box of items from office after losing her job

Out of workforce refers to:

  1. an individual who is a displaced homemaker, as defined in section 3 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (29 U.S.C. 3102)
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  2. an individual has worked primarily without remuneration (pay) to care for a home and family, and for that reason has diminished marketable skills
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    1. is a parent whose youngest dependent child will become ineligible to receive assistance under part A of title IV of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) not later than 2 years after the date of which the parent applies for assistance under such title
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    2. is unemployed or underemployed and is experiencing difficulty in obtaining or upgrading employment.

There are resources out of workforce individuals might qualify for:

Apply for Financial Aid (FAFSA)

BEST, Business Employment Skills Team, for tuition assistance & job search

Tri-County Opportunities Council

2-1-1 Get Connected, Get Help

    211 is the most comprehensive source of information about local resources and services. United Way 2-1-1 helps residents find fast, free, and confidential help for locating and connecting with essential community services by simply dialing 2-1-1. You can also text them at TXT211.  

Other resources:

IVCC Career Services: College Central Network for internships and job searches

View more IVCC & Community Resources

Benefits.gov article: Out of Work? Consider These Five Resources for Assistance

Questions? Reach out to Hannah Bowermaster via phone/text at 815-224-0575 or email hannah_bowermaster@ivcc.edu.