Job Search and Reemployment Self-Assessments for
Developing Plans Tailored to Each Individual's Needs and Goals

Guide job seekers and the unemployed to employment with best-practice self-assessments used across the USA in workforce agencies, employment programs, and career centers. Our assessments, cited by a U.S. Department of Labor report as innovative employment tools, assist job seekers, dislocated workers, and UI claimants with informative employment and reemployment strategies and personalized job search planning and guidance.

Learn more about LEAP and YES, two workforce development assessment tools to use with your job seekers.

   

Layoff-to-Employment Action Planner (LEAP)

Assesses Diverse Needs and Concerns of Dislocated Workers and UI Claimants

Your Employment Search
(YES)

Assesses Unique Needs, Issues, and Barriers of Job Seekers

The best-selling LEAP helps dislocated workers and
UI claimants assess and cope with the 8 most important issues faced after a layoff. In 3 easy steps, workers rank their job and life barriers and create a reemployment plan tailored to their needs.

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YES measures and transforms job-search readiness and effectiveness in new job seekers to the long-term unemployed. YES teaches productive job-seeking skills in 5 key areas to immediately boost the job search. In 3 steps, job hunters assess their job-search methods and develop an active and personalized employment search strategy.

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Career Action Blog

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.

 

Losing weight and saving money are good New Year’s resolutions. But job hunters should consider resolutions that will speed their search and help them land a good job. Here are 3 resolutions to suggest for a happy new year and a happy new job. 

  1. Pinpoint what you want to do. “I’ll do anything” is a time waster in the job search. Why? You spend hours applying for jobs that don’t suit you. Employers want workers who match their needs. So figure out what you are good at and what your skills are. If you need help making this determination, use the U.S. Department of Labor’s MyNextMove.
  2. Go beyond online job applications. To improve your chances of getting hired, use active search techniques, such as networking and contacting employers who may need your skills. By using these methods, employers may hire you when an opening becomes available. Plus, you’ll avoid the stampede of applicants responding to online job ads.
  3. Tailor your resume to the job. If you take the time to tailor your job search materials to a job opening, employers can easily see why you are qualified. Be sure to add keywords, which are the specific skills and experience you possess that employers want. 

Need more ways to help job seekers in a new year? Consider Your Employment Search (YES), published by Career Action Resources, LLC. YES teaches productive job-seeking skills in 5 key areas to immediately boost the job hunt. Request a complimentary YES review sample now.