As the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) marks its 70th birthday in 2019, the Editors at Career Action Resources have assembled this brief look back at its origins and history using information from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) website.Read more →
The U.S. Department of Labor has launched a new effort to reduce improper Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments across the nation. "Providing states with resources to recognize and combat improper Unemployment Insurance payments is a critical piece of our federal-state partnership," U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta said, according to a USDOL news release.
How do your job seekers find job openings? If they are searching the big online job sites only, they may be leaving many job possibilities on the table. It is important for job hunters to let people know they are job searching, to ask for job leads, and to look for opportunities beyond traditional job search channels. Job seekers may find job leads and openings through the following.Read more →
Are your job seekers limiting their prospects? For example, are they looking at just one job title? If so, they may be missing out on the best possibilities. Consider sharing with your job hunters these 3 ways to expand a job search to get hired faster in a position that’s best for them.Read more →
A job search has many enemies. You can probably name them quickly: job seekers not knowing what work they want, employers who don’t respond, and onerous online job applications. But there are other formidable enemies of a successful job search.Read more →
Maximum Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Unemployment Insurance (UI) Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) Grant Awards by State, from the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration.
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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.Read more →
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.Read more →
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.Read more →
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:Read more →