2020: The year began with historically low unemployment. After the pandemic hit, life changed dramatically for everyone, including the public workforce system and the people we serve. Now it's time to look ahead.
According to WorkforceGPS, a site sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, "the way we provide services and assistance may look very different from now on....The keys to success will be flexibility and forward thinking in the way we serve our customers."
WorkforceGPS is giving workforce professionals technical assistance and resources to connect individuals to available jobs and training. As a starting place, they have organized Pathway to Recovery resources into the following categories: Job Seeker and Business Customer Service Delivery, Labor Market Information, Partnerships & Planning, and System Infrastructure & Capacity. Of special interest: a Quick Start Action Planner, which aids workforce system stakeholders in preparing for economic recovery.
Are you helping dislocated workers and the unemployed find work? Learn about best-practice tools that guide the unemployed in job search and reemployment planning. Workforce and career professionals can request complimentary review samples.