- Program-Specific Requirements for Wagner-Peyser Program (Employment Services)
All Program-Specific Requirements provided for the WIOA core programs in this section must be addressed for either a Unified or Combined State Plan.
c. Describe the State’s strategy for providing reemployment assistance to UI claimants and other unemployed individuals
Reemployment assistance is available to anyone in Idaho through the ES program, including UI claimants, unemployed individuals, and employed individuals. All job seekers who register in IdahoWorks receive an email to welcome them to the system and inform them of services available to assist with reemployment. All UI claimants receive information by email after filing their claim that directs them to register in IdahoWorks, informs them of assistance available through the AJCs, and provides links to the IDOL website where they can find information on available assistance and contact information for the AJC or mobile location nearest them.
A large number of UI customers first come to use staff- assisted ES services through the RESEA program. ES staff provide an orientation to all RESEA claimants on available AJC services. They work with each claimant one-on-one, conducting a thorough assessment of the claimant’s current skills, abilities and identifying any barriers to reemployment. They also provide customized labor market information to each claimant based on their specific situation. Working together with the claimant they complete an individualized employment plan for each claimant, which may include additional follow up activities and services to assist the claimant in returning to work as soon as possible, including referrals to community services and training services as appropriate. The RESEA program focuses on UCX claimants and those profiled as most likely to exhaust their benefits. RESEA services are provided for each claimant at an average of two and a half hours.