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USDOL Study: Career Services at American Job Centers Increase Customer Employment, Wages

A new study for the U.S. Department of Labor concludes that one-on-one, staff-assisted career services at American Job Centers are a positive investment for improving customer employment and pay. Researchers followed more than 34,000 study participants who received different service levels.

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3 Resolutions Your Job Hunters Should Make Now

Losing weight and saving money are good New Year’s resolutions. But job hunters should consider resolutions that will speed their search and help them land a good job. Here are 3 resolutions to suggest for a happy new year and a happy new job. 

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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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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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USDOL Infographic Shows Impressive Success of American Job Centers

“One Door. Millions of Success Stories.” That’s the theme of a U.S. Department of Labor infographic describing the investment story of the American Job Center network. 

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