State of Delaware Job Seeker Resources
Claimants need to review the claimant handbook to make sure they are following the requirements.
Education and Training Services -This is the place where jobseekers find training to enhance or gain skills; and employers connect with a qualified workforce.
Division of Employment & Training (DET) can help cover the cost of degree, license, & certificate programs listed on the Eligible Training Provider List.
The Career Planning Workshop as well as your assigned Employment Service Specialist will help you craft & develop your education and employment plan.
You must be determined eligible and then you must go through a competitive process. This process can take at least 4 weeks to complete.
Delaware-based workforce development consultant and motivator Darrell "Coach D" Andrews is the developer of the "Reinvention Process," designed to help displaced workers identify new career pathways.
Other Online Resources
Non-Filers Tool to Get Stimulus Payment
The IRS and the Director of the Division of Revenue have requested help in getting a message out to lower income individuals who are eligible for a stimulus payment but were not required to file a tax return in 2018 or 2019. There is now an online tool available for them to request their stimulus payment directly.
This would specifically relate to US citizens and permanent residents with individual gross income less than $12,200 ($24,400 married) that are not on Social Security or Social Security disability and are not declared as dependents of others.
-Leslie A. Poland, Delaware Department of Finance, 302.577.8522, firstname.lastname@example.org
EEOC COVID-19 Resources
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released resources on COVID-19 and federal employment nondiscrimination laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act. Publications include "What You Should Know About the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and COVID-19" and "Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act." Also available is a recorded "Ask the EEOC" webinar that answers questions submitted by the public about how to respond to COVID-19.
COVID-19 and Stress
Job Accommodation Network consultant Sarah Small posted a blog on "Coronavirus (COVID-19), Stress, and Mental Health Conditions." Small discusses the effects of stressors that may accompany the social distancing required by the COVID-19 response, especially for people with mental health conditions.
COVID-19 Impact on Individuals with Disabilities in the States
The Council of State Governments, a partner of the Office of Disability Employment Policy's State Exchange on Employment & Disability initiative, released a blog titled "COVID-19 and Impacts on Individuals with Disabilities." The post highlights the importance for states to consider the potential effects on their more vulnerable citizens, including those with disabilities, as they take steps to ensure safety for citizens during this national pandemic. Considerations noted include home and community supports and service provision, and access to education, information, steady employment, healthcare, and other critical needs. The post also provides links to resources, as well as state and federal examples of policies that secure continuity of services and operations, ensure inclusivity to all, and provide access to information and programs.
LEAD Center Newsletter
The LEAD Center published its LEAD On! Quarterly Newsletter for March 2020. Featured is information on the Online Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Data Visualization Tool. This interactive resource displays data on the required disability-related WIOA reporting elements by state. The newsletter also highlights Financial Literacy Month in April.
April is Autism Awareness Month. The WorkforceGPS website posted "Workplace Resources for Autism Spectrum Disorder," a tool to support employers who hire individuals with autism, including information from the Job Accommodation Network on workplace accommodations. Tools to support individuals and families are also provided.
Below is the link to the DOJ, US Attorneys Office, and Federal Probation and Parole Virtual Job and Resource Fair, which was held on 10-22. This recording has very useful information and can still be viewed. If you have any questions, you can contact Corie.Priest@delaware.gov or 302-300-0153.
Link to recording: https://youtu.be/Wj7nJSnHY1w
The Delaware Hub, a partnership with the DOJ, USAO, and Federal Probation and Parole, looks to offer job and resources fairs up and down the state of Delaware. These job & resource fairs are for everyone, and are felon friendly. We attempt to centralize the fairs in areas in the community that are most in need of the resources and employment opportunities. Typically, without COVID the Hub would be held in community centers and churches in the most vulnerable neighborhoods. At this moment, we are hosting them virtually.
Removing Barriers Through Prison Re-entry Initiatives
Exec Order 27 - Creating the State of DE Correctional Reentry Commission
How to Remove Barriers by Clearing Your Criminal Record
Adult Expungement Law
APEX Statewide Flyer
Example of a short resume used for Networking purposes--like business cards; Profiles on Resume, Summary for Linked In--think of this as your elevator pitch for interviews.
Reference Sheet and User/Password Tracker
Experience with human resources, computers, counseling, and/or job coaching a big plus!
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Temp Agencies in Delaware
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