Now more than ever, the public workforce system can deliver critical support to job seekers and businesses across the country. The Pathway to Recovery resources are organized into the following categories: Service Delivery: Job Seeker and Business Customer, Labor Market Information, Partnerships & Planning, and System Infrastructure & Capacity.
The Quick Start Action Planner can be used to aid workforce system stakeholders in planning and preparing for economic recovery.
- Service Delivery Resources: Job Seeker – resources to help workforce development professionals design and deliver job seeker services, including virtual services; share information, tools, and support as well as gain an understanding of the challenges facing individuals that are unemployed and underemployed.
- Service Delivery Resources: Business Customer – resources to help workforce development professionals deliver core business services, share information to support employers, and gain a better understanding of the challenges facing businesses and employers due to this changing economic environment.
- Labor Market Information Resources – existing LMI resources and real-time LMI resources that might be especially helpful in guiding workforce services and recovery planning efforts.
- Partnerships & Planning Resources – resources related to partnerships and planning that may assist the workforce system in their recovery planning efforts.
- System Infrastructure & Capacity Resources – resources to help states think through infrastructure and capacity building to include staffing, technology, communications, and online and technology-enabled learning promising practices to share with the workforce system.
- U.S. Department of Labor Coronavirus Resources and WorkforceGPS COVID-19 Resources
- OSHA: Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 and COVID-19 Control and Prevention
- Wage and Hour: COVID and the American Workplace
- EBSA Response to COVID-19
- Coronavirus Communication Toolkit: U.S. Chamber of Commerce posted CDC recommendations for communicating safety practices for businesses and workers
- NASWA State Workforce Agencies Respond to Coronavirus (COVID-19): Resources on how to deal with workforce issues related to the impact of COVID-19
- NAWB COVID-19 Online Learning Resources: A collection of industry associations online offerings, as well as additional online learning resources
- 10 Ways COVID-19 Could Change Office Design: Article that offers 10 examples of how the workplace could change when lockdowns are lifted, and employees return to work
- A Common Sense Guide For Returning To The Post COVID-19 Workplace: Article that provides strategic and tactical planning guidelines for employers to consider before workers return to the office
- Suddenly Virtual: A Practical Guide for Frontline Service Providers: Guide to assist the public workforce system in quickly pivoting to operate in remote teams and provide services virtually