Reemployment Services (RES) assist laid-off workers, performing a critical function. This resource page provides information on data and tools available to policy-makers, managers, and front-line staff that can help them better assess dislocated workers, and serve businesses in need of labor, which helps regional economies prosper and grow.
Data to Facilitate Reemployment
The presentations and resources on this page provide training on the data sources, and approaches, needed to facilitate reemployment transactions in the public labor exchange, including data that aids in job search and skills upgrading.
To help improve the way the workforce investment system does business in the new economy, strategies are needed to effectively connect unemployed workers with the skills and jobs in demand in regional economies.
By changing perspectives to recognize the profound economic and workforce changes taking place in the global economy, the workforce investment system can help regional economies flourish by providing high growth and high demand industries with a workforce that has the skills and talent needed to continue growing and competing, while helping laid-off workers transition to new jobs and careers.
Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services
Implementation of the Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services (WPRS) system is a prominent first step in building a nation-wide reemployment system. State unemployment insurance (UI), labor exchange and training partners implemented WPRS systems in all states. Amendments to the Social Security Act contained in P.L. 103-152 require that UI claimants who are identified through profiling methods as likely to exhaust benefits, and who are in need of reemployment services to transition to new employment, participate in reemployment services, such as job search assistance.
Data elements needed for profiling purposes are collected from claimants during the initial claims and/or work registration process and entered into a computer database that will be used to profile claimants. Labor market information is also entered, if relevant to the individual's job search efforts.
Claimants are either assigned a probability of dislocation through a statistical model process, or additional characteristic screens are used to identify the appropriate claimants.
A list of claimants who are eligible for referral to job search assistance providers is then created by the state's management information system (MIS), and services to these UI claimants are then assigned a higher priority in service delivery.