Reemployment Services

The Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) helps people who are getting unemployment benefits find work faster. RESEA has four main goals:  

  • Help people find jobs more quickly so they don’t stay unemployed for a long time.
  • Make sure that people who receive unemployment benefits meet the requirements and are eligible to receive them.
  • Support the goals of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) , which aims to improve job opportunities for everyone.
  • Connect people with other organizations that can help them find work.

If you are chosen for the RESEA program, you will receive a letter in the mail and an email from WorkForce WV letting you know that you must complete an Assessment Interview. A link will be provided so that you can select the date and time that works best for you within a particular week. The Assessment Interview will be done virtually using a video call service like Microsoft Teams. You will need to have internet access and a computer with a camera or a mobile device for the appointment. If you do not have access to the internet, a computer with a camera, or a mobile device you will need to contact your local office, email, or call 1-800-252-JOBS (5627) for assistance.

During the Assessment Interview the following things will happen:

  • Your eligibility for unemployment benefits will be assessed one-on-one.
  • Your current employment status will be confirmed.
  • Your job search activities will be reviewed.
  • You will receive help in creating a plan to find a new job.
  • You will get personalized information about careers and the job market.
  • You will be enrolled in the Wagner-Peyser Employment Service, which can assist you in finding work.
  • You will learn about other services and resources available at American Job Centers to help get you back to work.
  • You will be scheduled for a second Assessment Interview approximately two weeks later so WorkForce WV can check on your progress and provide you will additional assistance if needed.