Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

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12 Months Ended
Nov. 01, 2020
Jan. 08, 2021
May 03, 2020
Cover [Abstract]      
Amendment Flag false    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2020    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Entity Central Index Key 0000103872    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --11-01    
Document Type 10-K    
Document Annual Report true    
Document Period End Date Nov. 01, 2020    
Document Transition Report false    
Entity File Number 001-09232    
Entity Registrant Name VOLT INFORMATION SCIENCES, INC.    
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code NY    
Entity Tax Identification Number 13-5658129    
Entity Address, Address Line One 2401 N. Glassell Street    
Entity Address, City or Town Orange    
Entity Address, State or Province CA    
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 92865    
City Area Code 714    
Local Phone Number 921-8800    
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock $0.10 Par Value    
Trading Symbol VOLT    
Security Exchange Name NYSEAMER    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes    
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer    
Entity Small Business true    
Entity Emerging Growth Company false    
ICFR Auditor Attestation Flag false    
Entity Shell Company false    
Entity Public Float     $ 13,946,091
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   21,736,575