Layoff-to-Employment Action Planner (LEAP), Second Edition

  • Innovative Best Practice in Nation’s Most-Effective Reemployment Program

  • ONLY Tool Described in U.S. Department of Labor Study on Reemployment Program Success

  • Helps You Serve UI Claimants and Dislocated Workers Under WIOA Through Individualized Career Services and Eligibility Assessments

  • Also Used in Rapid Response

Layoff-to-Employment Action Planner LEAP, Second EditionLaid-off workers deal with uncertainty, stress, and immobilization: “What do I do next? How will I pay my bills? Who will ever hire me?” It’s difficult for you and your staff to help the unemployed sort through their worries, let alone guide them in reemployment planning.

Identified as an innovative best practice for reemployment in research for the U.S. Department of Labor, the best-selling LEAP is the only tool that helps dislocated workers and UI claimants organize the 8 most important issues faced during a layoff. In 3 easy steps, workers rank complex job and life problems and get reemployment action steps that address their unique needs and barriers. 

LEAP, now available in its Second Edition, is used in Nevada’s Reemployment and Eligibility Assessment (REA) program, which is the most effective REA of the states studied for the U.S. Department of Labor. Note: The REA initiative is now called the Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) program; its name was changed with the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

 

LEAP’s BENEFITSResponding to 8 Scales on LEAP, Second Edition, in Step 1

  • Combines self-assessment, guidance, and planning into a 6-panel foldout format
  • Is helping thousands of UI claimants and dislocated workers cope with job loss, assess their needs, and create a personalized reemployment plan tailored to their unique situation and goals
  • Offers short-term and long-term job-search and reemployment planning suggestions
  • Guides the unemployed in overcoming their barriers to rapid reemployment
  • Is completely self-guiding for job seekers, making LEAP very useful in agencies and centers limited on time, budget, and staff
  • Helps you match career services to each person’s needs and barriers, plus give useful career planning and job search guidance on the spot

SCALES / TOPICS COVERED

  • Addresses 8 key concerns after job loss: finances, emotions and attitude, health and social support, use of time, education and training, next career, job search, and use of services/resources
  • Helps each individual prioritize the 8 concerns and gain clarity on where to turn and what to do next, given the person's unique needs and goals

FORMAT

  • Concise 6-panel foldout design with 3 clear steps
  • Completely self-guiding for job seekers and the unemployed
  • Color-coded for easy use and self-scoring
  • Comes shrink-wrapped flat in convenient packs of 50

AUDIENCES

  • Ideal for all workers at all levels
  • Written at an 8th-grade reading level

HOW LEAP WORKSCreating a Reemployment Plan with LEAP, Second Edition, in Step 3

  • Takes about half-hour to complete
  • Step 1—Assess: Individuals read each statement and circle the response that best describes their level of concern about it. LEAP has 64 brief statements requiring a response.
  • Step 2—Evaluate: Individuals quickly and easily add their totals and learn in which areas they need help and guidance.
  • Step 3—Create: Individuals review and checkmark the most helpful reemployment guidance. They also write down the personalized action steps they will take in each area.

USES

  • Easy to administer—just provide pens or pencils
  • Use in group settings, use one-on-one, or distribute for self-completion
  • Ideal for employment services, career services, Individual Employment Plans (IEPs), American Job Center/Career One-Stop orientation meetings, Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments (RESEAs), Rapid Response, TAA, job clubs, layoff transition and job search workshops, alumni career services, job counseling and coaching, adult education programs, library workshops for unemployed patrons, and as take-home handouts
  • Free LEAP Administrator’s Guide available in PDF upon LEAP purchase; helps administrators get the most out of using LEAP with dislocated workers

DEVELOPMENT

  • Created with input from workforce development/career professionals and dislocated workers
  • Research based
  • Created and printed in the USA by Career Action Resources

IN THE NEWS

LEAP has been featured in an IMPAQ International Study for the U.S. Department of Labor, National Career Development Association’s Career Convergence, National Association of Workforce Development Professionals’ newsletter, USATODAY.com, Yahoo! News, and others.

TESTIMONIALS

Career professionals and dislocated workers recommend LEAP because it provides needed guidance to laid-off workers. Read LEAP testimonials.

Seen on USATODAY.com

Workforce Development &
Career Services Professionals:

Conducting in-person RESEAs under WIOA? Address UI claimants' specific needs with LEAP.

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Career Action Blog

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.

LEAP.PNGUnemployment Insurance Program Letter No. 07-19 says RESEAs must use evidence-based strategies where they exist. “The goal is to ensure that each state employs RESEA interventions and service delivery strategies that, based on rigorous evaluations, improve employment outcomes and reduce benefit duration or that the intervention or service delivery strategy are being evaluated to determine their effectiveness in achieving these goals.”

In a “high causal evidence” study cited by the USDOL, only one tool—Layoff-to-Employment Action Planner (LEAP)—is described. LEAP is published by Career Action Resources, LLC.

Workforce development professionals: Request your complimentary LEAP review sample now.

 

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.

State

FY 2018
Funding
Limit

FY 2019
Funding
Limit

ALABAMA

$795,330

$994,163

ALASKA

$277,095

$346,369

ARIZONA

$708,657

$885,821

ARKANSAS

$433,614

$542,018

CALIFORNIA

$12,373,884

$15,467,355

COLORADO

$396,880

$496,100

CONNECTICUT

$1,485,532

$1,856,915

DELAWARE

$579,550

$724,438

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

$617,055

$771,319

FLORIDA

$5,542,805

$6,928,506

GEORGIA

$815,320

$1,019,150

HAWAII

$996,725

$1,245,906

IDAHO

$700,235

$875,294

ILLINOIS

$1,332,756

$1,665,945

INDIANA

$4,340,128

$5,425,160

IOWA

$1,516,589

$1,895,736

KANSAS

$717,576

$896,970

KENTUCKY

$882,015

$1,102,519

LOUISIANA

$1,645,839

$2,057,299

MAINE

$0

$868,626

MARYLAND

$1,182,411

$1,478,014

MASSACHUSETTS

$5,807,643

$7,259,554

MICHIGAN

$2,107,622

$2,634,528

MINNESOTA

$1,448,417

$1,810,521

MISSISSIPPI

$960,544

$1,200,680

MISSOURI

$756,048

$945,060

MONTANA

$637,494

$796,868

NEBRASKA

$493,213

$616,516

NEVADA

$2,067,585

$2,584,481

NEW HAMPSHIRE

$1,292,886

$1,616,108

NEW JERSEY

$1,884,565

$2,355,706

NEW MEXICO

$577,576

$721,970

NEW YORK

$19,226,238

$24,032,798

NORTH CAROLINA

$4,308,865

$5,386,081

NORTH DAKOTA

$474,250

$592,813

OHIO

$3,212,411

$4,015,514

 

OKLAHOMA

$927,406

$1,159,258

 

 

OREGON

$4,593,348

$5,741,685

 

 

PENNSYLVANIA

$1,472,449

$1,840,561

 

 

PUERTO RICO

$317,827

$397,284

 

 

RHODE ISLAND

$1,099,021

$1,373,776

 

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

$1,243,856

$1,556,260

 

 

SOUTH DAKOTA

$346,354

$432,943

 

 

TENNESSEE

$2,606,815

$3,258,519

 

 

TEXAS

$7,478,542

$9,348,178

 

 

UTAH

$1,722,218

$2,152,773

 

 

VERMONT

$691,263

$864,079

 

 

VIRGIN ISLANDS

$335,988

$419,985

 

 

VIRGINIA

$1,619,474

$2,024,343

 

 

WASHINGTON

$9,151,468

$11,439,335

 

 

WEST VIRGINIA

$325,677

$407,096

 

 

WISCONSIN

$2,887,981

$3,609,976

 

 

WYOMING

$0

$495,112

 

           

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.

According to the USDOL, “The final report found that intensive services (generally similar to individualized career services under WIOA) increased employment, wages, receipt of a credential, the likelihood of fringe benefits, and hours worked....The cost-benefit analysis indicates that intensive (career) services are a positive investment from the standpoint of customers, taxpayers, and society as a whole.”

The report summary, titled Providing Public Workforce Services to Job Seekers, can be read here.

Need tools to help with one-on-one career services? Consider Layoff-to-Employment Action Planner (LEAP) and  Your Employment Search (YES) by Career Action Resources. Request complimentary LEAP and YES review samples now.