Re-employment services (RES) are crucial to connect unemployed works with current job market opportunities to help both the worker and the local and national economies. This page highlights many resources and presentations that support reemployment and can help program administrators implement reemployment strategies. They highlight one Department of Labor tool, the Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services system, which profiles those on unemployment insurance (UI) to identify those likely to need RES or who may use up their UI benefits.
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Research states that 60-80 percent of job openings are never advertised; the jobs of the future go to youth who are well connected. Social capital building is about creating a set of program principles and practices that assist job seekers in developing the tools, skills, and opportunities to build and sustain these connections. Social capital building focuses on connection rates, not only placement rates. Connections are the tool that help job seekers move up economically and achieve long-term economic self-sufficiency.
This brief from MDRC examines whether quick employment or basic education and training better improves economic well-being of TANF participants. The authors present findings from three sites that took part in the National Evaluation of Welfare-to-Work Strategies study. Overall, the findings suggest that both types of welfare-to-work programs can increase earnings, compared with not offering such services.
This video from the 2016 Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS) reviews replication studies of evidence-based policies and programs managed by the New York City Center for Economic Opportunity and the Office of Adolescent Health through the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. The interventions discussed include Jobs-Plus, the CUNY Accelerated Study in Associate Programs, ¡Cuídate!, Reducing the Risk, and the Safer Sex Intervention.
The U.S. Department of Labor recently launched GetMyFuture.org, a web application that helps youth plan their careers, explore education and training options, and search and apply for jobs. It includes career assessments, informational videos, job search websites, and tips for employment seekers. Additionally, it helps connect youth to in-person career services and resources to overcome various challenges, such as homelessness or a criminal record. GetMyFuture.org is one of the several resources on the CareerOneStop.org website.
The Self Directed Search tool from Hollandcodes.com & Paint Careers With Colors is a career planning test that assesses an individual's interests, abilities, and personality and matches them to occupations or education based on this information. The test has different versions, including an easy to read version for adults and high school seniors.
The COPES tool from EdITS focuses on how personal values impact occupational selection and job satisfaction. Individuals take the test in 20-30 minutes and the results can be used to supplement programs in educational and industrial career counseling.
This report, released by the Workforce Data Quality Campaign, assesses the current landscape of employment data. It proposes technical enhancements to help agencies and institutions more effectively collect and share information, and provides policy recommendations to better inform students and other key stakeholders.
The 2014 reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant will change how states and territories provide child care subsidies to low-income families. Before reauthorization, most states and territories provided some level of job search eligibility. Now, states and territories that didn’t allow this type of eligibility will have to add it, and states and territories that allowed some eligibility for job search may have to make changes to comply with the new law.
This resource from the Office of Family Assistance's Online Work Readiness Assessment (OWRA) aims to help connect case managers to information and resources that they need to help their clients prepare for the workforce. Information is included about various assessments (e.g. for English language needs or learning disabilities) as well as other information and resources such as labor market information.