For workforce professionals offering new or expanded virtual services, CareerOneStop.org (COS) has a variety of online tools and resources that can help you meet your clients’ needs.
Here, we want to highlight some of the tools and resources for displaced workers.
Worker ReEmployment Portal
For our clients who have recently lost their job or self-employment income source, their first needs might be to apply for unemployment and other benefits, or to find an immediate job to help them through a transition.
To meet those needs, visit CareerOneStop’s Worker ReEmployment section, and check out the following selected tools and resources:
- Unemployment Benefits Finder - a simple tool to learn how and where to apply for unemployment benefits in any U.S. state, updated to include links for each state with specific unemployment resources
- State Resource Finder - a quick way to identify local resources for housing assistance, food access, health insurance, and more
- National Labor Exchange: Need a Job Now - a job bank with openings from employers with immediate hiring opportunities
- National Labor Exchange: Virtual Jobs - a job bank for openings that are not tied to a location for those who need or prefer to work virtually.
The Job Finder Tool
To highlight for you some of the features of the CareerOneStop Job Finder tool, which is updated daily and is simple to use, the tool pulls jobs from:
- National Labor Exchange (NLx - a national nonprofit partnership between state workforce agencies and employers)
- America’s Job Exchange (AJE - a leading destination for employers seeking diversity recruitment and OFCCP compliance)
The Employment Recovery Website
Since workforce professionals and career counselors are offering new or expanded virtual services, CareerOneStop.org (COS) recently released the Employment Recovery website. This new online resource contains information for those impacted by layoffs, natural disasters, etc.
The site’s major sections include:
- Top news
- Unemployment and more
- Find a job now
- Explore a new career.
See also the Disaster Recovery Resources on CareerOneStop for more resources.