Virtual OneStop Reentry Employment Opportunities

Geographic Solutions

Virtual OneStop Reentry Employment Opportunities (VOSREO) is a self-contained online platform that provides secure and monitored career exploration, skills assessment, and job application programs designed for use in corrections and reentry settings.

What This Includes

For reentry case managers

  • The platform offers the ability to monitor and track all job-seeker activity, approve or deny client job applications, apply for jobs on behalf of clients, refer clients to specific opportunities, generate reports on activity, security, users, applications, and resumes

For job seekers

  • The platform offers career exploration and related industry research, labor market data, targeted employers who are specifically open to hiring individuals with criminal records (referred to as “justice-involved individuals”), and the opportunity to apply for jobs, utilize education, financial, and community resources
  • Career exploration tool includes skill matching, identifying skill gaps, occupational interest assessments, and a work importance analyzer
  • Labor market tool includes hot jobs, job market competition, job requirements, salary expectation, and connections to employers who are open to hiring reentry job applicants

Key Takeaways

  • The VOSREO system links with O*Net for universal occupational codes.
  • The system provides local and regional employment, training, and human services information based on client zip code.
  • Geographic Solutions offers a collective, community approach to reentry barriers by creating partnerships with community programs and human service, workforce development, and correction agencies to offer as many services as possible to each justice-involved client.
  • Support and access to the system continues after release from incarceration.
  • Geographic Solutions provides assistance connecting nonprofit programs with federal reentry grants to enable them to access these tools to support reentry participants.
  • Nonprofit programs can use these tools to support reentry participants.

Founded in 1992, Geographic Solutions launched Virtual OneStop in 1998 to offer a labor exchange and case management product entirely online. Its tools are used by more than 35 states and territories, and more than 1,200 American Job Centers in the U.S. Through this system, Geographic Solutions has reached more than 181 million job seekers to date.

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