Layoff-to-Employment Action Planner LEAP


Now in its Second Edition, the best-selling LEAP helps dislocated workers and UI claimants rank and cope with key issues faced after a layoff and develop a reemployment plan.

  • 3 steps
  • Assesses job search and life barriers in 8 critical areas
  • Guides workers in creating a reemployment action plan tailored to their needs


Your Employment Search YES


YES measures and transforms job-search readiness and effectiveness. No matter where job hunters are in their work search, YES leads to a ready-to-use job-search strategy.

  • 3 steps, plus an employment search strategy summary
  • Teaches proven job-seeking skills in 5 key areas
  • Guidance for developing a personal employment search strategy


Career Action Resources: Creators of Planners Used in Workforce Development, Employment Programs, & Career Services

Career Action Resources LLC is the creator of the Layoff-to-Employment Action Planner (LEAP) and Your Employment Search (YES). LEAP and YES are best-practice tools that guide job hunters and the unemployed in job search and reemployment planning.

LEAP and YES are helping thousands of job seekers across the nation in workforce agencies, employment programs, and career centers.


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Looking for proven workforce development tools that comply with the “Buy American” executive order? Career Action Resources, LLC, is a workforce materials publisher with nearly 20 years of experience in the career services and workforce development fields.

All of our guides, including the best-selling Layoff-to-Employment Action Planner (LEAP) and Your Employment Search (YES), are completely created, designed, and printed in the United States. Our materials are made by and for Americans.

Best Practice Workforce Guides Made in USA [Career Action Blog]Our professional career resource editors incorporated feedback from the nation’s job seekers, dislocated workers, and workforce development professionals when producing LEAP and YES. LEAP, in particular, is considered a best practice in the public workforce development system, according to a report for the U.S. Department of Labor. 

Thank you for using USA-made materials by Career Action Resources to guide, assist, and support the nation’s workforce. Learn about Career Action Resources and our helpful guides used all across the nation.


R. Alexander Acosta has been sworn in as the 27th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor. After being sworn in, Secretary Acosta made the following remarks: "I want to thank President Trump, Vice President Pence, and the members of the Senate for the privilege of serving as Secretary of Labor.

"I want to thank my wife, Jan. Her unyielding support and her heartfelt love means the world to me...My daughters Delia and Rosalia are amazing...When President Trump nominated me, I had to sit down and explain to them that we were, if confirmed, moving to Washington, and they wanted to know why. 

USDOL Secretary Acosta

"And so I sort of took a pause and I tried to explain what being Secretary of Labor means in words that a four and then six-year-old could understand. And this is what I said, 'Daddy helps his students find good jobs and so the President has asked daddy to help people all over America find good jobs too.'

"And then it struck me explaining the responsibilities of the Secretary of Labor to a four and a six year old really helped me encapsulate so many of the responsibilities of the Department of Labor, because as Vice President said, it is about finding and helping and supporting jobs and job growth.

"My parents fled a Cuban dictatorship in search of freedom. They met in high school, they fell in love, and they married young. Neither attended college. What an amazing nation this is, that the son of refugees who forewent an education to support a family could be standing here in this room taking this oath administered by the Vice President of the United States. That is what America is about. My parents' experience is part of who I am, and frames my perspectives that I will bring to the important responsibilities of the Department of Labor.

"We have a lot of work to do.

"Too many Americans have seen jobs go overseas.

"Too many Americans have seen jobs filled by foreign workers.

"Too many Americans see that jobs are available, but that they don't have the skills or the experience to fill those jobs. The skills gap is real and needs to be addressed.

"Supporting Americans abilities to find good jobs, safe jobs, is a priority for President Trump, for Vice President Pence and for me.

"I am honored and I am profoundly humbled to be called in service of this important effort. Thank you very much."


Here is the program for the three 2017 National WIOA Convenings sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor for state and local workforce development system professionals. USDOL WIOA Convenings [Career Action Blog]

The events are offering “nearly identical content” on the following dates:

  • April 18-20 in Dallas
  • May 8-10 in San Diego
  • May 23-25 in Washington, DC

Registration for all convenings has closed, but you can follow the convenings with Twitter hashtags: Dallas--#WIOADallas, San Diego--#WIOASD, and Washington, DC--#WIOADC.

Please join Career Action Resources, LLC, on Twitter in following these events. Our Twitter handle is @CareerAction.

Career Action Resources, LLC, is the creator of best-practice tools, Layoff-to-Employment Action Planner (LEAP) and Your Employment Search (YES). Workforce development professionals who assist job seekers and the unemployed may request complimentary review samples of LEAP and YES.


“We love LEAP. It helps the unemployed think of the many issues they are facing and verbalize what they are worried about. We wouldn’t get to some issues without LEAP because people are overwhelmed by stress. LEAP gives the unemployed a tool for moving forward.”
Workforce Program Administrator

“Shows job seekers where to begin and what priorities to focus on…makes the job search more productive.”
Diana Aughe, Career Coach

"LEAP showed me “where my needs are and where to get help.”
Dislocated Worker in Indiana