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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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Job Interview? It’s Showtime!

We’re in the fat times now for the job seeker. The current labor market is starving for employees, and some companies will hire anything that breathes. It might take a minute, but it won’t last, because I promise you lean times follow fat times, and the economy will tank. Read more →

Helping Job Seekers Help Themselves

Although your services can guide job hunters and the unemployed, you can't job search for them. Offer the following tips to help job seekers help themselves. Read more →

Career Action Resources Part of Key Workforce Development Events

Two big workforce development events are happening this fall, and Career Action Resources will be part of them. Read more →

USDOL Publishes Extensive Guidance on PY 2017 Program Allotments

The U.S. Department of Labor recently released the program allotments for Program Year (PY) 2017 for Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth Activities under WIOA. Read more →

How Our Assessment/Guide, Your Employment Search (YES), Works

In four steps, Your Employment Search (YES) helps individuals assess their job-search methods and motivation, evaluate where they need the most improvement, learn effective job-hunt skills, and create their employment/reemployment strategy. Read more →

USDOL Issues New Required Rapid Response Activities

"A successful Rapid Response system must include informational and direct reemployment services for workers," states recently issued U.S. Department of Labor guidance. The USDOL letter explains, "Rapid Response practitioners will notice that the regulations for Rapid Response under WIOA have significantly increased the amount and types of required activities." Read more →

Best-Practice Workforce Tools Made in USA

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. Read more →

New USDOL Secretary: "We Have a Lot of Work to Do"

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. Read more →

2017 WIOA Convenings Program Available

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. Read more →