Even in countries with strong economies such as Australia, employers may need to retrench workers due to broader business conditions or unique circumstances. The changing economy means that some people will need to move into new occupations and roles throughout their lives.

Download the Jobs Victoria Workers in Transition guide for retrenched workers (PDF 806KB)

In these pages you will find information, tools and resources to support you through retrenchment. It's often difficult to know exactly what to do after being retrenched.

We can help you take the first step and make important decisions about your future.

Checklist for workers

Here's a checklist to remind you of all the things you need to do and consider as you're going through the retrenchment process.

Understanding retrenchment

Going through a retrenchment process can be confusing. There’s a lot of information to take in and not everyone’s circumstances are the same. We explain the process in simple language.

Options for the future

Making the transition after retrenchment can be daunting. The first question you might ask is: What am I going to do? Here are some options to consider.

Get Job Ready

Our Get Job Ready page has a wealth of information, from how to write a resume and prepare for a job interview, to links to job listings boards and employment services and support.

Financial counselling

When making important decisions about your financial situation, you can seek information and support from a range of financial counselling services.

Health and well being

As you go through this time of change, it's important to take care of your own, and your family's, emotional health and well being. You don't need to do this alone – here are some support organisations who can help.

Regional support guide

Tap into the local information and support services in your region.