The impact of having a criminal record on finding employment. This National Institute of Justice webinar features the findings of Dr. Scott Decker, Director of the Arizona State University School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
This webinar gives the four steps to creating and sustaining an employer relationship. Produced by Technical Assistance and Continuing Education Center (TACE), this webinar is designed to strengthen job developers’ capacity to maximize employment opportunities for individuals with the most significant disabilities.
Job openings for STEM positions take longer to fill than openings in other fields. A Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program report uses a unique database from the labor market information company Burning Glass and other sources to analyze the skill requirements and the advertisement duration time for millions of job openings.
Mississippi Works is a new interactive resource that pairs employers and job seekers through both a website and a mobile application.
The Chicago City of Summer of Learning and Earning initiative provides youth ages 4 to 24 with access to activities and learning opportunities, incorporating digital badges and internships.
In a word, "efficacious," describes two states' designs for conducting Reemployment and Eligibility Assessments (REAs). Maine and Rhode Island have developed REA programs that maximize the time that REA participants spend in the American Job Center. These states have plotted the course of their REA programs in such a way that individuals benefit from a complete understanding of available reemployment services, and with expert state staff, take an active part in developing meaningful individual reemployment plans. Learn more about these new innovative approaches and generate new ideas for your REA programs!
Are you interested in creating better service design models to serve job seekers and employers – or addressing other challenges in your local area or State? Here’s a process for launching quick experiments and rapidly iterating ideas in order to ensure that promising ideas make it into the workforce system, despite any resource and regulation constraints. This “Experiment Toolkit” includes step-by-step instructions for designing, planning and running an experiment using the design thinking process and provides examples of past experiments run inside American Job Centers. The toolkit was developed in April 2013 and January 2014 through a partnership between ETA’s Region 6 office and IDEO, with the goal of creating better service design models -- and experimenting with “quick experiments.” Bonus resources: While the toolkit is focused on the experiment process, several additional resources were developed as part of the experiment in the toolkit case study. You can access these here as well: Job Seeker Cards: Hidden Resources Job Seeker Emotional Modes Poster See other example of how IDEO has applied design experiments in related fields: Long Term Unemployment Evolving opportunities for low-income housing communities Design Thinking for Educators For more information on how ETA's Region 6 is using experiments to design services and address other challenges, contact Diane Walton at firstname.lastname@example.org
National Employment Law Project (NELP) resource guide that documents the cities and counties that have recognized the devastating impact of the trends of increased background and criminal checks, and taken steps to remove barriers to employment for qualified workers with criminal records, specifically by removing conviction history questions from job applications—a reform commonly known as “ban the box.”
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Louisiana's award-winning UI program actively engages claimants in reemployment services and activities early in their claim sequence. Design: Within two weeks after receiving their first benefit payment, UI job seekers are required to 1) complete a resume, 2) create a “virtual recruiter” (job alert) in state job bank system, 3) participate in an orientation of job center services and 4) receive labor market information.
The Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) developed its Online Employment Services System with the goal of creating a web-based real-time triage system that enables the state to integrate the delivery of all programs for job seekers.
This online training module offers the choice to learn from the perspective of a new workforce system employee, a new board member, or a more experienced workforce system staff member. It will give an overview of the purpose and implementation of the Wagner-Peyser and Reemployment Services programs and cover such topics as funding for these activities and the linkages to the Unemployment Insurance and WIA programs. Please see the desktop reference guide under "Related Resources" to the right of this screen. This module is part of the online training series “Workforce System 101.” Note: Due to the large file size, this download may take a few extra minutes. We think you’ll find it worth the wait!
Bridges to Opportunities is a program to educate and train skilled minority and female workers for careers in construction.
The following Innovation in Action write-ups were gathered from successful practices shared by states with ETA. These practices focus primarily on reemployment services and are processes, procedures or systems implemented by states that have resulted in process improvements and/or resource or cost savings. The successful practices were identified either through objective measures or subjective methods such as expert opinions, and include a detailed description, contact information and related attachments. States are encouraged to review and use the practices that work for their state.
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development practice/restructuring of RES is exclusively targeted on Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants, with goals to bring more claimants into Job Centers and get them engaged earlier in reemployment services to reduce UI duration, and aim is to better connect UI and Employment Services (ES) in the local workforce areas/One-Stops across the state.
Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development, Inc. (WDI) enhanced and expanded its reemployment orientation to provide better access to resources and more hands-on services.
The Utah Department of Workforce Services (DWS) Reemployment Service (RES) Technology Upgrade Project minimizes reliance on staff-assisted (mediated) service by expanding customer use of self-service and Internet-based services.
The Utah Department of Workforce Services (DWS Reemployment Service (RES) the Reemployment Support System (RSS) is an upgrade of system information technology to better target and serve Utah Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants with reemployment services.
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development’s (DEED’s) coordination of informative and encouraging information about employment resources, labor market information, and employment opportunities provided via email.
Gulf Coast Workforce Board Industry Liaisons work with key industry-led committees of employers and community leaders across the region to support workforce development in defined industry sectors.