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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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2019 UI RESEA Grant Awards by State

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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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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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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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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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 →

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 →