The ReEmployment Services (RES) Program is an initiative designed to provide intensive career center services to unemployment insurance claimants. First, claimants attend a Career Center Seminar (CCS) which will inform them about available career center services and programs. After the seminar, they work with a job counselor to conduct a needs assessment and develop a Career Action Plan (CAP). The CAP is designed to help organize their job search and recommend career center services to help them find and qualify for meaningful employment.
Someunemployment insurance claimants will be required to participate in RES services through the Reemployment and Eligibility Assessment (REA) Program, a program funded by the US Department of Labor to help unemployment insurance claimants return to work faster. If applicable, claimants receive a notification that they have been randomly selected to participate in REA within four weeks of filing for unemployment. In addition to RES services, they meet one-on-one with a REA specialist to review their Career Action Plan and work search activities and receive individualized coaching. Once selected, participation is mandatory and failure to comply with requirements may cause a delay or loss of unemployment benefits.