Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Nov. 03, 2019
Jan. 10, 2020
Apr. 28, 2019
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]      
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Nov. 03, 2019    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Entity Registrant Name VOLT INFORMATION SCIENCES, INC.    
Entity Central Index Key 0000103872    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --11-03    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Small Business true    
Entity Emerging Growth false    
Entity Shell Company false    
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding (shares)   21,408,659  
Entity Public Float     $ 61,647,969