President Obama signed a bill that provides a temporary extension of unemployment benefits for those who are still out of work
Just last month, the President signed a bill that provides a temporary extension of unemployment benefits for those who are still out of work and have, or were about to, become ineligible for further unemployment benefits. But if you’re struggling, like the other 15.1 million Americans starting out 2011 in the unemployment line, you should know that more government help is out there. Benefits.gov and CareerOneStop.org offer a variety of programs and free, easy-to-use tools to help guide you to reemployment.
CareerOneStop.org, a grant-funded government program within the U.S. Department of Labor, is a resource for anyone who is out of work, looking for training, interested in changing careers or furthering their education.
The CareerOneStop Worker ReEmployment website is dedicated to assisting the unemployed with everything from answering questions about complex unemployment benefits, to suggesting other government resources for those in need of help with childcare, groceries, or any other necessities.
CareerOneStop’s Job Search website is a one-stop shop for every stage of your job search. Here, you can get help preparing for your search, find state job banks and recruiting and staffing services, get tips on how to apply for jobs you’re interested in and read guidance on how to handle an offer.
If the New Year means that you’re looking to start over, try CareerOneStop’s mySkills myFuture website to match your current skills with a new career! You can also find a local One-Stop Career Center by using the America’s Service Locator.
Whether you are unemployed or just looking for help to make ends meet, visit Benefits.gov to use our confidential Benefit Finder for a personalized list of the Federal and state programs you may be eligible to receive from over 1,000 on the site.
You can also browse our “Career Development Assistance” category page for a list of government assistance programs that may help you move one step closer to turning unemployment into reemployment.