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Employment Service

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Administered by:

US Federal Government Agency (see all agencies)
Department of Labor , Employment and Training Administration
CFDA #: 17.207

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The Wagner-Peyser Act of 1933 established a nationwide system of public employment offices which is known as the Employment Service. Wagner-Peyser was amended by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 making the Employment Service part of the One- Stop delivery system. The Employment Service is an integral part of the One Stop delivery system that provides an integrated array of high-quality services so that workers, job seekers and businesses can find the services they need under one roof in easy-to-reach locations. As part of the One Stop delivery system, the Employment Service focuses on providing a variety of services related to a labor exchange system including job search assistance, referral and placement assistance to job seekers, reemployment services to unemployment insurance claimants, and recruitment services to employers with job openings. Services may be delivered through self service; facilitated self-help services and staff assisted services. Also available may be core services such as assessment of skill levels, abilities and aptitudes, career guidance when appropriate, job search workshops and referral to training as appropriate. 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 deal with layoffs. Additional services may include 1) a nationwide computerized career information system including an automated job bank of employment vacancies and job seekers resumes, career and labor market information and institutions and organizations that provide training; 2) the development and distribution of State and local labor market information which allows job seekers, employers, and providers and planners of job training and economic development to obtain information pertaining to job opportunities, labor supply, labor market trends, and the market situation in particular industries. Veterans receive priority referral to jobs as well as special employment services and assistance. In addition, the system provides specialized service to individuals with disabilities as well as such groups as migrant and seasonal farm- workers, ex-offenders, youth, minorities and older workers. The Employment Service program involves a Federal-State partnership between the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and the State Agencies Responsible for Wagner- Peyser. The Federal government provides general direction, funding, and oversight. In addition the Federal government partners with States to provide for a number of tools and resources such as development and maintenance of the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), Career One Stop, and America's Labor Market Information System.