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What is RESEA?

RESEA identifies unemployment compensation (UC) claimants who may need additional job skills, training, or other reemployment services to find new employment. These services are provided through the RESEA program.

How are Unemployment Compensation Claimants Selected for RESEA?

When a new UC application is filed, the claimant’s work characteristics profile is compared to the profiles of previous claimants who exhausted their UC benefits before they found a new job. Claimants who are identified through this process are selected to attend an RESEA Orientation/Assessment interview.

What Happens at a RESEA Orientation/Assessment?

You will receive information about the RESEA program and your rights and responsibilities while participating in the program. You will be asked to complete a RESEA Needs Assessment Survey and participate in an assessment of your needs to help determine what your next step in RESEA may be. During the one-on-one interview with a CareerLink®  staff member, you will discuss which activity you will be registered for your mandatory RESEA follow up activity.

What RESEA Services Can You Receive?

  • An assessment to identify your strengths or barriers to getting a new job prior to referral to reemployment services.
  • Counseling may be scheduled if you need help in changing occupations, special training or referral to another assistance agency.
  • Resume writing help, listings of local and national job openings, publications and self-help materials to help you in your job search are available at Career Resource Centers in all Pennsylvania CareerLink®  offices.
  • Job Search Workshops, when needed, will teach you how to set up and follow an organized job-hunting plan.
  • Job Referral and Placement Services that match available jobs with your job skills and work experience

Additional services might include:

  • Training or classroom education
  • Labor Market Information
  • Veteran services provided

Are Unemployment Compensation Claimants Required to Participate in RESEA Services?

If you are selected for the RESEA program, you will be notified to schedule an RESEA session on Failure to schedule the RESEA orientation/Assessment or failure to participate in reemployment services may result in your disqualification from UC payments for the week in which the failure occurs. Exemptions may be offered if you are in approved Trade Act (TAA) training, or have returned or are returning to work. When requesting exemption, you will need to provide proof of participation in approved programs or your return to work date.