Helpful Resources for the Unemployed

man on the phone looking at a newspaper offers a lot to folks looking for a job, but there are some things a job matching system just can’t help with. Recently the US Dept. of Labor published a list of information and websites to help workforce professionals address unique needs and employment challenges facing individuals who are unemployed. That’s not to say these sites and resources aren’t useful to anyone, but with unemployment rates still high across the country and record numbers of individuals who have been out of work for 6 months or more, it’s easy to understand why the target audience is who it is.

To help spread the word to those who might really benefit from these resources, we wanted to take a moment and link to it here in hopes that you might tell two friends, and they’ll tell two friends, and so on. Obviously there are many challenges facing job seekers today, many more than we can account for here. And not to make light of any of them, but these have traditionally been some of the more common and hardest to overcome. This information will probably be most beneficial to folks with employment challenges related to the following:

  • a criminal record;
  • transportation;
  • health issues; and/or
  • domestic situations and needs.

Access the USDOL list of helpful resources here. And for any other challenges you or someone you know might be facing, related to employment or anything else, don’t forget about 2-1-1. This resource and referral service is offered by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to the citizens of Texas 24/7/365, for free. 2-1-1 connects individuals and services provided by over 60,000 state and local health and human services programs.