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 Self-Assessments 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 self-assessments 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.


Career Action Blog

Are you seeing more people who want to reenter the workforce? Workforce agencies and career centers are assisting many individuals who need to return to work, often because of their financial situation, health insurance expense, or changing circumstances. Sometimes these people have been raising children or caring for a family member. Perhaps they have divorced or lost their spouse. Others have had a small business or retired early but now want or need a job.

As these individuals compete with well-qualified job hunters who are already employed, they need your help to move forward in the job search. Here are some suggestions for guiding them to new jobs:

Help for People Returning to Work [Career Action Blog]

  • Look at transferable skills and soft skills. Many people don’t have the time, money, or desire to go back to school. So they need to closely examine what they’ve done, what they know, and what they can do for potential employers. This activity often involves identifying a job seeker’s transferable skills and soft skills, which can be used in many jobs and careers. Transferable skills and soft skills can help people returning to work reinvent themselves to seek new occupations and opportunities. A good place to start this process is with the free U.S. Department of Labor tool at my Skills my Future
  • Offer encouragement and connection. Individuals who have been out of the workforce may have lost their work identity. Others have shaky self-esteem or low confidence levels. Encourage them to network with people and participate in job clubs. Suggest they take advantage of your job search services to learn how to handle gaps in their work history, hone their resume and their job interview skills, develop social media profiles for job searching, learn technology skills, update their professional appearance, and more. Also suggest that they immediately volunteer to meet others, learn skills, and add a new “job” to their resume.
  • Teach them about an active, targeted job search. It may have been many years since these people have looked for a job. So they may be nervous about the process and aren’t sure how to job search today. Explain the importance of an active job search through networking and contacting employers directly, rather than just applying for job after job online.


Need a job search tool to help people returning to work? Consider Your Employment Search (YES). YES, published by Career Action Resources, LLC, assesses their job search needs and barriers, opens their eyes to the best methods for getting hired, and leads to a personal employment search strategy tailored to their goals.


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According to the U.S. Department of Labor...

  • More than 25 percent of unemployed persons are the long-term unemployed, who have been jobless at least 27 weeks.
  • Dislocation events and an ongoing reemployment lag are contributing to the number of long-term unemployed.
  • Most states are spending about half--or less--of their Rapid Response funds.

Under WIOA, Rapid Response must "deliver services to enable dislocated workers to transition to new employment as quickly as possible."

Stopping Long-Term Unemployment [Career Action Blog]
That's a tall order for Rapid Response staff. But with the Layoff-to-Employment Action Planner (LEAP), you can give dislocated workers a self-guiding tool that quickly ranks their concerns and provides crucial reemployment help. LEAP encourages dislocated workers to immediately start a job search and seek the American Job Center services that will most benefit them.

Stop today's dislocated workers from becoming tomorrow's long-term unemployed with LEAP.

If you are a workforce development or career services professional who assisted the unemployed and other job seekers, please request a complimentary review sample of LEAP.



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Although dislocated workers have lost jobs through no fault of their own, their situations vary depending on many factors. These factors include

  • work history
  • education and training
  • marketable skills
  • career interests
  • financial situation
  • age
  • attitude
  • job search knowledge
  • support systems

With so many issues, how do you and your staff know how to best serve these individuals? Under WIOA, one-LEAP by Career Action Resources [Career Action Blog]size-fits-all job search help is not enough.

That's why workforce agencies and career services across the nation rely on Layoff-to-Employment Action Planner (LEAP), especially in the proven Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) initiative, in Rapid Response, in orientation meetings, and in workshops.

In just 3 steps, LEAP guides job seekers through 8 main concerns after a layoff. LEAP prioritizes their needs and provides guidance on multiple issues in a short timeframe.

Dislocated workers are under a great deal of stress, which may make it difficult for them to know what to do next.

LEAP,  published by Career Action Resources, cuts through the confusion and helps job seekers and staff create reemployment action plans.


Request a complimentary review sample of LEAP.

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Learn more about LEAP as a best practice in reemployment programs.


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“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