Thursday, October 15, 2015 1:30 PM ~ 2:30 PM ET

The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is excited to announce the H-1B Ready to Work (RTW) grantee conference, which will take place on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 – Thursday, October 15, 2015, at the U.S. Department of Labor, Frances Perkins Building in Washington, DC.


This conference serves as a critical foundation to support grantees in achieving the primary goal of the H-1B Ready to Work (RTW) program, which is to help the long-term unemployed (LTU) get back to work. The H-1B RTW grantee conference will feature two breakout sessions that will be delivered online through a virtual platform at the conference, allowing grant staff not attending the conference in-person to join this session virtually. For RTW grant staff not attending the conference, if you would like to join this session virtually, please reserve a seat.

On Day 2 of the conference (October 15th), a breakout session, "Job Seeker Branding and Job Search Strategies to Help Long-term Unemployed Regain Confidence and Return to Work," will be held at 1:30 p.m. Eastern. This virtually-led session includes a combination of presentation and group discussion on real-life coaching strategies to help participants navigate the employment process.


  • Learn about individual messaging and branding for building confidence and overcoming LTU stigma
  • Strengthen job application materials: resumes, cover letters, interviewing, online presence
  • Discuss job search strategies: use of job boards, posting resumes online, LinkedIn, in-person engagement
  • Learn about networking related to specific jobs: connecting with recruiters and hiring managers, and using personal networks

Full publication title: H-1B Ready to Work Grantee Conference Breakout Session on Job Placement Strategies: Job Coaching, Resume Building, and Job Search Strategies to Help the Long-term Unemployed Return to Work


Jennifer Swidler , Technical Assistance Coach, High Impact Partners, Inc.


Megan Baird, Program Manager, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration