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Frequently Asked Questions: Using Customized Employment's Discovery and Group Discovery Models to Promote Job Seeker Success in American Job Centers

June 30, 2015

The LEAD Center recently published a new resource, "Frequently Asked Questions: Using Customized Employment's Discovery and Group Discovery Models to Promote Job Seeker Success in American Job Centers." Customized Employment offers an approach to job development and placement that benefits both the job seeker and employer. Its signature strategy, Discovery, offers an approach for job seekers with barriers to employment that is consistent with some of the most widely accepted human resource strategies for successful career development. Customized Employment and Discovery are not necessarily appropriate or desirable for all American Job Center (AJC) job seekers with disabilities or other barriers to employment. However, these strategies provide additional flexible options and choices – both for job seekers and AJC staff – as an alternative or supplement to more traditional approaches for vocational assessment and job development. To learn more about how AJCs and their partners can effectively implement Customized Employment and Discovery, take a moment to read the FAQs.