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USDOL Targets Improper UI Payments

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.
 

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20 Ways to Find Job Openings

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.

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3 Ways to Expand a Job Hunt

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.

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Job Search Enemy Number 1

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.

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RESEA Funds Must Now Be Used for Proven Reemployment Strategies

A new requirement for the Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) program states RESEA funds must be used for "service delivery strategies demonstrated to reduce the average number of weeks participants receive benefits by improving participant employment outcomes,” according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

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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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