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Innovation Grant

Geographic Solutions has the software solutions and workforce know-how to support your application for the Department of Labor's Innovation Fund. Here are a few ways our products can help you respond to the grant program's three major innovation impact areas.

Provide better results for jobseekers and employers

If your grant plans involve finding better ways to help blue-collar or low wage workers, or those who typically do not have professional resumes, our products can help. How about the seemingly simple prospect of making sure your clients – as well as individuals who never come to a one-stop – know that Virtual OneStop® can make their job search easier? How many job seekers know they don't have to go to individual job search sites in order to find postings? Essentially all online job postings are here – our systems collect jobs from more than 13,000 sites.

Finding jobs and choosing careers involves new methods and skills, including the need to make effective use of labor market information (LMI). Using both real-time and historical LMI, Geographic Solutions' Virtual LMI® system gives economists, job seekers, and workforce staff the ability to leverage our sophisticated job spidering technology and other existing labor market data, creating a powerful employment analysis tool.

Whether you need to better understand your area's labor market characteristics, access and analyze data for economic development planning, or simply want information about the local jobs climate (e.g., occupational data, candidate availability, and salaries)
as part of your employment search, Virtual OneStop and Virtual LMI have what you're looking for. Ask us to give you a demo so you can see how they work!

Maybe your grant plans involve finding better ways to get the word out about what your state or local agency offers, and how to make better use of the services you provide. If so, then letting job seekers know about the best job search tools available anywhere is a message worth spreading.

If your grant plans involve finding better ways to engage employers, our talent management Employer modules offer extensive capabilities for both staff members who assist employers and for employers who use the system unassisted.

Innovation Grant

Create greater efficiency in quality service delivery

One of the clearest, fastest returns on investment in service delivery is to have an integrated solution so that staff members, partners, job seekers, and employers all use the same system. Virtual OneStop provides a system that is accessible to all key stakeholders and partners, including training providers, job seekers, employers, labor market analysts, economic developers, and business organizations. Service delivery becomes truly integrated. Cost efficiencies become possible when staff can assist employers and job seekers who require the most help, while those who are computer savvy can use all the features of the system without assistance. Reporting tools track services provided and outcomes to allow monitoring and evaluation of system usage.

One of the clearest, fastest returns on investment in service delivery is to have an integrated solution so that staff members, partners, job seekers, and employers all use the same system. Virtual OneStop provides a system that is accessible to all key stakeholders and partners, including training providers, job seekers, employers, labor market analysts, economic developers, and business organizations. Service delivery becomes truly integrated. Cost efficiencies become possible when staff can assist employers and job seekers who require the most help, while those who are computer savvy can use all the features of the system without assistance. Reporting tools track services provided and outcomes to allow monitoring and evaluation of system usage.

Are you envisioning streamlining your paperwork as part of your innovation grant proposal? When staff members don't have to go to another system to scan and manage verification documents, paperwork is reduced and workflows are more efficient. That's all possible with Geographic Solutions' document imaging solutions.

What savings might your agency or state accrue if you could help clients shave off one or two weeks of unemployment? The Geographic Solutions Unemployment System (GUS) and Reemployment EXchange (REX) applications can help. Whether it's improved accountability, reduced overpayments, or jobseekers finding jobs faster, GUS and REX can help you provide better results for all workforce stakeholders. These products can integrate directly with your workforce and unemployment systems. In one step, job seekers can apply for unemployment, register in the employment system, and immediately find current job openings. If your agency or state needs this kind of capability, GUS and REX answer this need.

Innovation Grant Highlights

  • Use real-time LMI and other data analysis to improve services to job seekers and employers
  • Leverage social media, text messaging alerts, and other technology to provide job-matching services to the unemployed
  • Improve linkages between employment and training services and labor market needs
  • Implement collaborative case management, intake and assessment
  • Connect multiple systems and structures
  • Improve the connection between WIA and UI systems to enhance reemployment services and shorten unemployment durations through creative use of technology and integrated service strategies
  • Expand online job training, distance / blended learning, virtual case management, and web-based career navigation tools

Develop stronger cooperation across programs and funding streams

By using Virtual OneStop to make ONE system accessible to all workforce partners, training providers, economic developers, labor market analysts, job seekers, and employers, service delivery becomes truly integrated. Cost efficiencies become possible when staff can assist employers and providers but reduce efforts as they learn to use the system fully. Outcomes are more likely to improve when this integration becomes a reality because agencies gain better visibility into the system and into activities and tasks that are producing results and those that may be consuming too much time with fewer results.

For more information, contact your regional marketing representative at 888-710-4867.

Quote source: 1- Ralph E. Smith, "Options for Addressing Long-Term Unemployment as the Economy Recovers," Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, October 2011.

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