Pennsylvania Rapid Reemployment Program (RRP)
The Rapid Reemployment Program is at the base of Pennsylvania’s strategy for improving the quality and quantity of reemployment services for UC claimants. The program looks at the entire continuum of services for UC claimants, from their first awareness of an impending layoff, through their initial UC claim, reemployment services and eventual return to work. Research has shown that a combination of early intervention, intensive work search, and staff-assisted job search assistance helped the transition of workers into new jobs quicker.
Unemployment Compensation claimants are invited to the PA CareerLink® offices for reemployment services from information that has been collected when filing an initial claim for UC benefits.
RRP participants are provided Orientation to the RRP program, needs Assessment to include a career plan, job match and referral, and the use of the Career Resource Center. Other services provided may include: additional job search assistance, job search workshops, job finding clubs, career guidance services, labor market information, job development, and interview skills, and resume preparation assistance.
Pennsylvania’s Rapid Reemployment Program began in the latter part of 2001. Since the beginning of the Program, 35,181 claimants have been served.