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Northeast Indiana Works Adds Page for RESEA Participants

Apr 14, 2021

Northeast Indiana Works has launched an informational website page for the Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) program.

The development of the page was done in conjunction with input from Catherine Lawell, director of re-employment pathways at the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD), and Shelley McClintock, program director of DWD’s re-employment services and Older Workers Programs.

Under the RESEA program, people who have filed for unemployment benefits for four weeks are scheduled to attend a meeting at a WorkOne center (telephonic during the pandemic) and begin utilizing resources intended to help them rejoin the workforce.

The RESEA web page explains what RESEA is and the resources that are available, provides a step-by-step guide to the program process, and answers frequently asked questions.

When WorkOne Northeast sends a second letter to those selected for RESEA reminding them of their meeting, the letter will reference the web page at www.neinworks.org/resea/

“We see this as a tool to help people, many of whom are experiencing RESEA for the first time, better understand the program,” said Rick Farrant, director of communications for Northeast Indiana Works. “We hope that people will look at RESEA not as something that is punitive but rather an opportunity to get their work life back on track.”