Grant: $3,617,920 - Department of Labor - Mar. 15, 2009
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Award Description: Wagner-Peyser These funds will be used to assist persons in One-Stop Career Centers (WIN Job Centers in Mississippi) to secure employment and workforce information by providing a variety of services, including job search assistance, skills assessment, and labor market information services to job seekers and to employers seeking qualified individuals to fill job openings. Wagner-Peyser services include assessment of skill levels, abilities and aptitudes; career guidance when appropriate; job search workshops; and referral to employers. The services offered to employers, in addition to referral of job seekers to job openings, include matching job requirements with job seeker experience, skills and other attributes; helping with special recruitment needs; assisting employers analyze hard-to-fill job orders; assisting with job restructuring; and helping employers. These services will be provided within the WIN Job Centers. Other key services include: 1) a computerized career information system including access to State Job Bank resources and institutions and organizations that provide training; and 2) the development and distribution of state and local workforce information which allows job seekers, employers, and providers and planners of job training and economic development to obtain information about job opportunities, regional job vacancies, labor supply, labor market or workforce trends, and the market situation in particular industries. RES These funds will be used to supplement existing RES for UI claimants, and to support integrating Employment Service and UI information technology to identify and serve the needs of such claimants. RES funding provides job search and other employment-related assistance services to UI claimants. These funds are to be used to provide RES to UI claimants through the WIN Job Centers, in addition to the regular Wagner-Peyser Act funded employment services, in order to accelerate their return to work. Under Wagner-Peyser Act section 7(a) through (c), allowable activities include job search and placement services to job seekers including counseling, testing, occupational and labor market information, assessment, and referral to employers, and appropriate recruitment services and special technical services for employers. Specifically, this may include: services provided to UI claimants identified through the UI profiling system; in-person staff assisted services; initial claimant reemployment assessments; career guidance and group and individual counseling, including provision of materials, suggestions, or advice which are intended to assist the job seeker in making occupation or career decisions; provision of labor market, occupational, and skills transferability information that clarifies claimants' reemployment opportunities and skills used in related or other industries; referral to job banks, job portals, and job openings; referral to employers and registered apprenticeship sponsors; referral to training; assessment, including interviews, testing individual and group counseling, or employability planning; and referral to training by WIA-funded or third party service providers.
Project Description: The Wagner-Peyser and RES funds have allowed MDES staff to assist persons in the WIN Job Centers to secure employment and workforce information by providing a avariety of services, including job search assistance, skills assessment, and labor market information services to job seekers and to employers seeking qualified individuals to fill job openings. RES funds have allowed MDES staff to provide job search and other employment-related assistance services to UI claimants. These funds have been used to provide RES to UI claimants through the WIN Job Centers, in addition to the regular Wagner-Peyser Act funded employment services, in order to accelerate their return to work. Monthly reports have been submitted to the U.S. Department of Labor detailing the results of these efforts. 95,132 participants had received staff-assisted services and 9,603 had received self-services through August 2009. Staff-assisted services began in August 2009 for the RES program in the WIN Job Centers. For August 2009 there were 314 total participants served by staff who were funded in part with RES funding.
Jobs Summary: One new position was created to oversee the RES program for MDES. This person is responsible for developing the RES plan, developing and providing training to WIN Job Center staff, coordinating RES efforts with other programs, and creating and distrbuting reports and guidance. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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