Carper, Coons, Carney Announce More Than $836,000 for Re-Employment Services

Jul 19, 2013 -- 4:12am

Delaware’s Congressional Delegation on Thursday announced a total of $836,145 in Department of Labor funding to implement a re-employment and eligibility assessment program in Delaware that helps unemployment insurance beneficiaries find work faster and reduces improper payments.

The grant will be used to establish an REA program in Delaware that offers participants personalized re-employment plans tailored to their individual career interests and local labor markets. Assessments are performed in person, and participants also receive referrals to re-employment services and job training provided by the American Job Center.

The program saves money by reducing the length of time claimants spend collecting unemployment benefits while searching for work. It also includes a complete review of participants’ unemployment insurance eligibility to reduce incidences of improper payments.

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