“Great strategies for all the phases of the job search.”
Jacquie Brinkley, California State Library

 

“Thank you for creating such helpful reemployment tools.” Workforce Program Administrator

 

“No other vendor offers tools like these. There are plenty of online resources, but none assists in creating a comprehensive and simple employment search plan while also motivating the person.”
Workforce Program Administrator

 

YES helps us “assist adult basic and high school level graduates.” Education Program Coordinator

 

“We use YES in every RESEA initial assessment interview. When we have new staff come on board, they are required to attend a basic training for the program and learn about requirements and procedures. I have each new staff member learn about YES, complete one in class, and then partner up to review and assess the other person using the YES Administrator’s Guide as a tool to understand what each category could mean in regard to job search assessment and reducing barriers….I have ALWAYS had positive feedback after it was completed. I do this staff training for two reasons: (1) So they understand the questions and can answer questions of customers and program participants. (2) To understand how valuable the information can be and how much time it takes…I usually instruct staff to have the participant complete Step 3 and return this as homework during the follow-up appointments. There has been positive feedback from customers when they read through the guide and pay attention to the tips and information provided. This also provides them with something to take away from the appointment and utilize after the initial assessment.” Workforce Program Manager

 

“Shows job seekers where to begin and what priorities to focus on…makes the job search more productive.” Diana Aughe, Career Coach, Coaching from the Heart

 

“I use YES with teenagers and adults with disabilities during vocational evaluations / career assessments. Easy to read, easy to complete, and easy to score. Great inventory.”
Workforce Program Administrator

Your Employment Search (YES)

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Career Services Professionals:

Learn about Layoff-to-Employment Action Planner (LEAP) and Your Employment Search (YES).


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Looking for resources and guidance to help your state meet Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments (RESEA) evaluation requirements?

Check out the following information described on WorkforceGPS, a website for workforce professionals that is sponsored by the Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL).

These resources, linked on WorkforceGPS, offer evidence-based guidance and tools for studying and implementing RESEA evaluation requirements:

  • RESEA Evaluation Resource List provides studies and tools that might help RESEA administrators and staff understand and produce evidence about their RESEA interventions.
  • RESEA topic area tab on CLEAR highlights studies in the reemployment evidence base relevant to the RESEA program. 
  • TEGL 06-19 and UIPL 01-20 explain Expectations for States Implementing the RESEA Program Requirements for Conducting Evaluations and Building Program Evidence.

USDOL Research of LEAP by Career Action Resources for REA - RESEA.jpg - Copy 1Read more information and learn about other RESEA Evaluation and Evidence tools. 

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

LEAP is published by Career Action Resources, LLC. Learn more about LEAP.
 

The U.S. Department of Labor has released a webinar recording titled “RESEA: Overview of Evaluation and Evidence Requirements.” States are evaluating Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments (RESEA) interventions and service-delivery strategies during fiscal year 2020.

The webinar offers guidance for conducting evaluations and building program evidence, specifically to reduce Unemployment Insurance (UI) program duration and improve participant outcomes. The webinar describes how studies are rated on the USDOL's Clearinghouse for Labor Evaluation and Research (CLEAR) website.

reseaIn a “high causal evidence” study cited by the USDOL on CLEAR, only one tool—Layoff-to-Employment Action Planner (LEAP)—is described. LEAP is published by Career Action Resources, LLC. Learn more about the high-casual evidence study here. 

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

 

Being laid off creates shock, stress, worry, and many other emotions. But dislocated workers must not let their reactions and feelings get in the way of taking fast action in the job search. Here are the three biggest mistakes the unemployed make and must be proactive about as soon as they get a pink slip:

  • They don't apply for unemployment insurance or seek help from American Job Centers. People don't apply for UI for many reasons. Be sure you are educating the unemployed, the soon-to-be unemployed, and Key Mistakes After Layoffseven the general public about UI and your many job search, career, and training services.
  • They "take a break" before starting a job hunt. Skills, contacts, self-image, and motivation can fade rapidly. Two weeks "off" can turn into two months...or more. So encourage the unemployed to start job hunting immediately.
  • They are passive at job searching. Applying for jobs online may feel like a positive activity. But most of those job applications go into a black hole. So it’s key that job seekers understand they must network and reach out to employers who need their experience, even if no jobs are advertised. 

Want to give dislocated workers the best guidance on active job searching? Take a look at the Your Employment Search (YES) tool by Career Action Resources, LLC. YES measures and teaches productive job-seeking skills in 5 key areas to immediately boost the job search. Request a complimentary YES review sample now.