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Watch and Learn: USDOL Videos Shed Light on Employment Data

We say these things everyday: “The unemployment rate is low.” “People are finding jobs faster.” “Employers can’t find enough workers.” The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Division of New Media, part of the U.S. Department of Labor, has made it easier to understand the key data behind these trends through videos. The official BLS YouTube channel features short videos on important employment and labor market information, which is used for planning, guidance, and decision-making.

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USDOL Issues New RESEA Flexibility

States have new flexibility in administering the Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) program, according to guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Labor. The following elements are the new core components of a RESEA that must be included in the initial session with an unemployment compensation claimant:

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The Future of American Job Centers

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, American Job Centers are working to adapt to changing needs and challenges. In addition, as required by WIOA, American Job Centers must move toward enhanced integration, customer-centered service delivery, and dynamic partnerships.

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Maximizing Your Time with Job Seekers Under WIOA

Serving job seekers is your focus. Your processes and your resources need to meet their needs under WIOA. It’s also helpful when your resources make you more effective and efficient, so you can optimize job seeker interactions and put them on the fast track to employment or reemployment. That’s where Your Employment Search (YES) by Career Action Resources, LLC, can help. YES is an easy-to-use, self-guiding tool that guides job seekers to a personalized, individualized employment plan in three steps.

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Getting the Unemployed Unstuck

Even in a good economy, it’s easy for the unemployed and dislocated workers to feel stuck. Many reasons can contribute to this state of mind, such as the following:

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This Jobs Program Just Might Get People Back to Work

“This Jobs Program Just Might Get People Back to Work” is the title of a recent Pew Trusts article that describes the success and expansion of the U.S. Department of Labor’s RESEA (Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment) program, particularly in Nevada.

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3 Traits of Passive Job Seekers

Do you have job seekers who can't seem to get hired? They may appear to be doing everything right, but they may actually be passive job hunters. Here are 3 signs that individuals are being passive in their employment search.

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USDOL Launches Online Skills Matcher

Job seekers have more skills than they may realize. A new online tool from the U.S. Department of Labor lets job hunters rate themselves on 40 workplace skills and then learn their best-fit career options. Called the “Skills Matcher,” the tool gives individuals immediate results to do many career and job-search related tasks.

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Customer Flow Scenarios Help American Job Centers Work Across Programs

Help your American Job Centers work collaboratively across programs with “Customer Flow Scenarios” published by the U.S. Department of Labor. The scenarios describe five stories of diverse customers--and the guidance AJC staff can offer them under WIOA.

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The Need for YES Job Search Assessment

Just as each individual needs certain skills to hold a job, he or she also needs effective skills to find a suitable job. In addition, each person has different job-search strengths and weaknesses, so learning how to effectively job search requires more than a one-size-fits-all approach.. Also, each job seeker different goals, so it is important for him or her to create a unique job-hunt game plan. Sound like an overwhelming process, especially when you serve so many people who are unemployed and looking for work? That’s where Your Employment Search (YES), a concise and proven guide from Career Action Resources, can help.

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