GDOL conducts training to aid dislocated workers

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The Guam Department of Labor hosted a training session for the hireguam.com Virtual One-Stop system — its online case management system — to improve services for dislocated workers.

The four-day training session is part of a $2,166,119 Reemployment & Systems Integration Dislocated Worker Grant to aid individuals who have experienced job loss due to layoffs.

Trainees included workforce agency caseworkers and supervisors from Guam, the Northern Marianas and Palau.

In partnership with Guam Community College, Guam Department of Integrated Services for Individuals with Disabilities, and Department of Public Health and Social Services, the training was held Dec. 17-20 at GCC.

“In partnering with GCC and other line agencies as well as our sister islands, our goal at the Department of Labor is to improve the capacity of the workforce system to efficiently link dislocated workers with career services,” said Labor Director David Dell’Isola. “Hard-working people lost their jobs due to circumstances beyond their control. In Guam, this integrated system, hireguam.com, will help them receive the career counseling they need at the American Job Center which will then guide them into a new career.”

RSI Dislocated Worker Training attendees received training in the following federal programs under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act:

o Title I Adult, Youth, Dislocated Worker;
o Title II – Adult Education and Family Literacy Act; and
o Title IV, Vocational Rehabilitation.

Training focused on data integration strategies that support the ability of frontline staff and career counselors. To broaden the job search criteria, career counselors were provided with an increased capacity and awareness within hireguam.com.

Trainees also learned about improved connections between dislocated workers and the services they need to help identify in-demand jobs, and then move on to career pathways necessary for success.

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