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The Summer 2021 Newsletter features the following items.

Considering a Move?  Compare Living Costs Across the Country

Considering a move? Compare living costs across the country

CareerOneStop’s new Compare Cost of Living tool helps people understand how much more or less it might cost to live in a different location.

The cost-of-living equation used in CareerOneStop’s tool was developed by the Analyst Resource Center and is based on yearly estimates of the basic needs for a typical family, including monthly living costs in seven cost categories: food, housing, health care, transportation, child care, other necessities, and net taxes.


Finding Training Resources for Upskilling or Reskilling Helping Job Seekers with Criminal Records

CareerOneStop recently launched a ReEntry Program Finder to help connect people with organizations and programs in their area that offer help for individuals with criminal records. The ReEntry Program Finder includes information for nearly 1,000 programs located throughout the U.S. Many of the programs are offered through local nonprofit community organizations, and others through local American Job Centers.

Individuals who have a criminal record, or anyone assisting them, can search the ReEntry Program Finder by city, state, or ZIP code, and will find program contact information, location, map, directions, and website links.

American Job Centers Continue to Offer Virtual Services 

Just like much of the rest of the country, many American Job Centers are preparing to re-open for in-person service. Nearly 2,400 AJCs nationwide help people search for jobs, find training, and answer other employment related questions. During the pandemic, most AJCs temporarily closed or shifted to virtual services.

Today, many physical locations remain closed, but AJC staff continue to offer assistance online or by phone. When you visit CareerOneStop’s American Job Center Finder to search for an AJC near you, you’ll see a special note in red indicating if a center is temporarily closed. If a center is open, you can find out if they are offering in-person or virtual services by clicking on the center name and scrolling down to “Center Status” under “General Information.” It’s always a good idea to call the phone number listed to check on current services.

Overview of CareerOneStop Tools for Virtual Employment Services

Find more curriculum for workforce professionals at CareerOneStop’s Resources for Career Advisers.

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