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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How is the labor market changing? The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released its latest 10-year employment projections through 2028, a few months earlier than usual. This information is especially helpful to job seekers, students, and anyone making career and education plans.

You can learn about in-demand occupations and other trends by listening to the recorded Webinar on WorkforceGPS.

The Webinar topics include the following:
•    Occupations projected to grow fastest
•    Occupations projected to decline
•    Occupations adding most new jobs
•    Large, low-skilled occupations have the most openings
•    Occupations that require more education pay more
•    High school occupations by training level
•    Occupations needing more education for entry are projected to grow faster

Workforce development professionals, career professionals, and educators will find this information useful, according to Career Action Resources, LLC, creators of Your Employment Search (YES) and Layoff-to-Employment Action Planner (LEAP).

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It’s easy for job seekers to lose steam in a job hunt. They may start out positive and energized, but as the days go on without a positive employer response, their drive and attitude may lag, according to Career Action Resources, LLC. Share these tips to help them regain momentum:

  • Get active. Lack of physical activity can make a person lethargic. Suggest that your job hunters get exercise throughout the day. 
  • Make a schedule. Open-ended hours can make job seekers feel lost. Recommend that they create a daily schedule that includes job searching as their top activity. Include tasks such as calling contacts, following up on job leads, researching employers, and participating in a job search workshop and job club. 
  • Avoid isolation. People lose important connections when they lose a job. Plus, it’s easy to feel lonely when job searching without much human interaction. So they should consider making phone calls instead of always emailing contacts, attending business events, joining job search workshops, and volunteering.

Looking for more ways to educate and motivate job seekers on effective job hunting? Consider using Your Employment Search (YES), a quick, self-guiding job hunt tool.

If you are a workforce or career services professional, please request your complimentary YES review sample.