Job & Family Services
Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) Program

Program Administrator: Diana Allen
Phone: (614) 466-8471
Email: RESEA@jfs.ohio.gov

Who we are:
The Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) program is a federal program that provides intensive reemployment assistance to individuals who are receiving unemployment benefits and are determined likely to exhaust their benefits before becoming reemployed.

The goal of the RESEA program is to provide claimants with a wide array of resources that support reemployment as quickly as possible and connects claimants to reemployment services, including co-enrollment in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) dislocated worker program or other program services, as appropriate.

Program delivery staff within the OHIOMEANSJOBS Center meet one-on-one with the claimants to assist in the development of an individualized reemployment plan. To successfully assist the RESEA customer, the following will be provided:

  • An Unemployment Compensation eligibility assessment to identify potential issues or barriers to reemployment; 
  • Customized labor market and career information, including information about in-demand occupations;
  • Registration with the Ohio Workforce Case Management System (OWCMS) and OhioMeansJobs.com;
  • Information and referral to additional reemployment services and other OhioMeansJobs center services, resources, and training, as appropriate;
  • An orientation to OhioMeansJobs center services;
  • An individualized reemployment plan that includes work search activities, accessing services provided through an OhioMeansJobs center or using self-service tools, and/or approved training; and
  • A follow-up to the individualized reemployment plan

RESEA Program Delivery Guide (January 2021)
WPPL 20-02 Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) Program Policy