Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA)

If you are collecting unemployment insurance, you may be selected to participate in the Department of Labor and Training’s (DLT) Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) program. You will be notified of your selection through a letter in the mail. If selected, you must meet with a DLT Job Coach who will help you improve your resume and interviewing skills, review job leads, and discuss your rights and responsibilities while receiving unemployment insurance.

All meetings with job coaches are held virtually at

IMPORTANT: Scheduling and attending your appointment is a requirement of continuing your unemployment insurance claim.  Failing to schedule and attend your appointment may result in the delay or denial of your unemployment insurance benefits. 

If you already have a return to work date or have questions about your appointment, please call (401) 462-4110.

How to schedule your appointment with a job coach:

  • Go to and create a free user account.
  • When setting up your account, on the Profile Settings page select “Yes” under “I received a Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) letter.” (If you already have a Back to Work RI account, go to your dashboard, click “Edit Profile” and then select “Yes” under “I received a Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) letter.”)
  • After you have created or updated your profile as directed above, to schedule your appointment, scroll down on your dashboard page and then click “Schedule Appointment” to select a time to meet with your job coach. You must schedule your appointment within 18 days of the date listed on your RESEA letter.

If you have difficulty creating an account or scheduling a meeting, please watch this video.

What to have ready before your meeting:

Photo identification (Drivers’ License, State ID card, or passport) and your resume. If you do not have a resume, please bring a list of prior jobs. You do not need to print your resume or list of jobs; you will be able to share your documents virtually with your job coach during your meeting.


For program funding details in compliance with the Stevens Amendment, please click here.