New! LEAP Reemployment Tool Published in Second Edition

Layoff-to-Employment Action Planner, Second Edition As you know, helping laid-off individuals is a challenge. Each laid-off worker has different worries. Many find it difficult to create an action plan for reemployment.

Across the nation, American Job Centers, reemployment programs, and career services have turned to a concise tool, Layoff-to-Employment Action Planner (LEAP), to help dislocated workers organize and move forward on their key concerns. LEAP combines self-assessment, guidance, and planning into a 6-panel format. LEAP answers the key question of “What do I do now?” by helping laid-off workers gain clarity on their top issues and develop personalized action steps.

New Second Edition Recently Published

LEAP has just been released in a completely updated new Second Edition, announced its publisher, Career Action Resources, LLC. The Second Edition reflects input from customers, an increased focus on social media and technology in the job hunt, implementation of the Health Insurance Marketplace, and much more. LEAP Administrator’s Guide has been completely revised for the Second Edition.

Second Edition Changes and Highlights

Highlights of LEAP, Second Edition, improvements and changes include the following:

  • Gives information on the Health Insurance Marketplace for people who have lost their employer health coverage
  • Makes additional references to skills, especially transferable skills
  • Includes a reminder to UI claimants to report a return to work, which is required by law so unemployment benefits can cease
  • Provides references to social media for job hunting
  • Lists 2-1-1 and free online career tools from the U.S. Department of Labor as additional resources
  • Streamlines content and includes other changes to make LEAP easier and faster to complete

LEAP is used in the nation’s most-effective reemployment program, according to a study for the U.S. Department of Labor. It is considered an “innovative” best practice for reemployment programs, states the same study.

Help your dislocated workers take a LEAP to reemployment. Learn more about LEAP.

Workforce Development &
Career Services Professionals:

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


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Are you prepared for a surge in customer demand? According to a recent U.S. Department of Labor notice, “Workforce agencies should work to ensure that American Job Center partners and staff are prepared for potential surges of customer demand and the diversity of needs as jobseekers re-engage in the workforce.”
 
In addition, the USDOL states that ensuring “Services are effectively matched to customer’s specific needs will be important as ever as demand for services increases.”
 
To meet this difficult challenge, consider a tool that helps jobseekers develop employment / reemployment plans tailored to their unique situations and needs, state the Editors from Career Action Resources. Your Employment Search (YES) is a self-guiding, 3-step foldout that helps the unemployed create personalized action plans on their own, with no staff coaching and no need for computer/Internet access.

With YES, jobseekers learn proven job search skills in 5 key areas and come away with a ready-to-use job hunt strategy. YES measures and transforms job search readiness and effectiveness for a wide range of jobseekers.

Workforce development professionals: Request your complimentary YES review sample now from Career Action Resources.


 

Are your job seekers interested in work that doesn’t require them to be onsite? A new remote jobs tool sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor lets UI claimants and the unemployed search for jobs that don’t require them to commute or be onsite every day.

Virtual or remote jobs are available in many fields and at many levels. Learn more about the remote jobs tool and try it out on the CareerOneStop site.

Looking for more ways to help your job hunters get hired? Request complimentary review samples of our two proven tools: Layoff-to-Employment Action Planner and Your Employment Search.

LEAP and YES are entirely self-guiding, so you can provide useful reemployment planning to those you serve with little to no staff interaction.
 

As you reopen your doors to the unemployed, send them home with our proven tools for independent reemployment and job search planning.

Both tools feature a color-coded, easy-to-read, 6-panel foldout design with clear steps. They are entirely 

  • self-guiding
  • self-scoring
  • self-interpreting

After completing the LEAP or YES, individuals can use their results to navigate their transition and plan their job hunt from home. Note: No staff involvement is required for your job seekers to use the best-practice LEAP and YES.

Consider making LEAP or YES part of your reopening. Start by requesting your complimentary review samples today.