Friday, September 25, 2015 2:00 PM ~ 5:00 PM ET

The webinar will address the unique challenges faced by long-term unemployed (LTU) job seekers.


Guest speaker Mr. Ofer Sharone, a Mitsubishi Career Development Professor and an Assistant Professor of Work and Organization Studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management, will discuss the challenges this population typically experience during the hiring process, the obstacles they encounter in networking—which is critical to their success—and provide strategies on how Ready to Work (RTW) grantees can identify and work towards providing solutions to these obstacles. Mr. Sharone will also discuss the differences between working with LTU jobs seekers versus other types of job seekers, and provide techniques for serving this unique population and getting them back to work quickly. Bring your questions—we want to hear from you during this webinar!

This webinar is targeted for RTW grantee key personnel program managers, program coordinators, case managers, training partners, and supportive services personnel providing job search, job coaching and employment placement strategies.

And in case you think of a question later, save the date for a Grantee Roundtable discussion that will take place on September 30, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern that will provide further opportunity for grantees to dive deeper into the topics presented in this webinar. This discussion session will also provide grantees the opportunity to hear from fellow grantee guest speakers, share experiences in these areas, and ask guest speaker Mr. Sharone post webinar follow-up questions. The WebEx platform for the Roundtable will be sent in a separate Outlook invitation.

Full publication title: H1-B Ready to Work Long-Term Unemployed Subject Matter Expert Series Breaking Down the Barriers: Helping the Long-Term Unemployed Overcome Obstacles and Secure Jobs


Megan Baird, Workforce Analyst, U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration

Jennifer Swidler, High Impact Partners, Inc.


Mr. Ofer Sharone, Mitsubishi Career Development Professor and an Assistant Professor of Work and Organization Studies, MIT Sloan School of Management