State Department of Labor (DOL) Unemployment Insurance (UI) programs may be a great source of information to help H-1B Ready to Work (RTW) grantees with outreach and recruitment in a variety of ways. Learn more about how your RTW grant can benefit from partnerships with UI offices.

This strategy paper features promising practices from RTW grantees Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation (AAWDC), Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL), and New Jersey Council of County Colleges (NJCCC), describing the techniques these organizations used for connecting with their state’s unemployment insurance (UI) office, information available from the UI Office as a potential partner, and strategies for using this valuable data to reach out to employers and the LTU. 

By gaining a better understanding of the long-term unemployment landscape in their service delivery areas, RTW grantees may be able to find ways to partner with state Unemployment Insurance (UI) administrators to align and coordinate their resources for effective outreach to long-term unemployed and other unemployed workers.