Providing an equal opportunity to resources and overcoming barriers to employment is important. Regardless of the type of barrier, our goal is to design a system that responds to each demographics' specific needs. Justice-involved individuals often face significant hurdles in securing employment post release. Driving an effort to cultivate career pathways for these individuals, the Virtual OneStop Reentry Employment Opportunities (VOS REO) system seeks to help break the cycle of recidivism.
In an effort to reduce recidivism and promote smooth reintegration into society, Geographic Solutions has developed a comprehensive yet secure system to guide justice-involved job seekers toward meaningful and sustainable employment. Studies show that individuals who develop workplace soft skills as well receive technical training are better able to obtain employment prior to release and are less likely to cycle back through the justice system thus saving taxpayers' money.
The VOS REO system is designed to share a common database with the state’s workforce system, operating off of a secure desktop connection or kiosk. Providing direct user access to all of the system tools, it does not allow access to any Internet-based website, email, or direct messaging application. All communications – whether between the individual, staff member, or employer – are handled internally within the database of the system.
As a second level of security, all communications are monitored by authorized staff facilitators – with capabilities that include controlling search results, excluding key phrases or words, and blocking visibility of or access to certain employers.
VOS REO begins with users investigating and analyzing careers and occupations that align with their personal interests, skills, and values through a toolbox that includes self-assessments, real-time labor market information and detailed information regarding career descriptions and lifetime earning potential.
It isn't enough to know what you want to do -- to make an informed career choice, individuals must also consider income potential as well as potential growth. Hiring trends and supply-and-demand for skills and talent change daily. VOS REO provides reliable labor market data to help users determine what it is really like out there in the job market and if their intended profession will suit their immediate and future needs.
What are the highest paying jobs?
What occupations have the highest employment?
What is the unemployment rate?
What occupations are predicted to have the most job openings?
Jobs, Employers and Candidates
Education, Training & Work Experience
Employment & Wage Data
Monthly Job Count
Job Area Distribution
Candidate Area Distribution
Supply and Demand
VOS REO provides a comprehensive resource for job seekers. Completely integrating directly posted job orders with aggregated jobs from other labor exchanges and job boards, our database provides a unique resource for job-ready individuals in its quality and quantity of non-duplicative jobs.
Users can choose from a multitude of job search options including both basic and advanced searches, as well as by criteria such as employer, skills, education, and résumé. When a user has determined a suitable position for which they want to apply, the application process is determined by the job source.
Developing strategic partnerships between workforce, human services, and corrections agencies is key. Meeting basic needs allows individuals to concentrate on obtaining and maintaining employment. VOS REO provides education and financial services aimed at helping users understand their anticipated needs as well as the opportunities available to them. The system also designates which, if any, community resources for which the user may qualify.
Eligibility Requirements for Aid/Service
Links to Jobs
Training Providers/Schools and Programs Offered
Training and Education Programs
Education Program Completers
Financial Aid & Budget Planning
Typical Education & Work Experience Requirements
VOS REO can be leveraged to create a seamless transition for a job seeker by bridging the gap between the corrections agency to the state's workforce system. The user's profile easily transitions to the workforce system in an effort to assist in reintegration by providing avenues for assistance, tracking, and reporting purposes.
and Lead to Secure, Stable Employment