Glossary

All A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Acronyms

  • Barriers to Employment
    Conditions that may make employment difficult for certain individuals. Individuals with such barriers may include: displaced homemakers, low-income individuals, Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians, as such terms are defined in section 166, individuals with disabilities, including youth who are individuals with disabilities, older individuals, ex-offenders, homeless individuals, youth who are English language learners, individuals who have low levels of literacy, and individuals facing substantial cultural barriers, eligible migrant and seasonal farmworkers, individuals within 2 years of exhausting lifetime eligibility under Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act, single parents (including single pregnant women), long-term unemployed individuals, and such other groups as the Governor involved determines to have barriers to employment.
  • Basic Career Services

    Basic career services are universally accessible and must be made available to all individuals seeking employment and training services in at least one comprehensive American Job Center per local area.  Generally, these services involve less staff time and involvement and include services such as: eligibility determinations, initial skill assessments, labor exchange services, provision of information on programs and services, and program referrals.  These services may be provided by both the Adult and Dislocated Worker programs, as well as by the Employment Service.

  • Basic Literacy Skills
    Reading, writing, mathematics, problem solving and interpersonal skills training that enable adults to communicate in English, use math, obtain a high school diploma or GED and become productive, employable citizens.
  • Basic Skills Deficient

    The term ‘‘basic skills deficient’’ means, with respect to an individual— (A) who is a youth, that the individual has English reading, writing, or computing skills at or below the 8th grade level on a generally accepted standardized test; or (B) who is a youth or adult, that the individual is unable to compute or solve problems, or read, write, or speak English, at a level necessary to function on the job, in the individual’s family, or in society.

  • Basic Skills Training
    Basic skills training may include literacy, reading, communication, and computational skills, life skills, library and study skills, and family education skills.
  • BPE
    Benefit Period End date
  • BRAC
    Base Realignment and Closure
  • Bridge Programs
    Bridge programs prepare adults with limited academic or limited English skills to enter and succeed in credit-bearing postsecondary education and training leading to career path employment in high-demand, middle- and high-skilled occupations. The goal of bridge programs is to sequentially bridge the gap between the initial skills of individuals and what they need to enter and succeed in postsecondary education and career-path employment.
  • BRO
    Benefits, Rights and Obligations
  • BSD

    The term ‘‘basic skills deficient’’ means, with respect to an individual— (A) who is a youth, that the individual has English reading, writing, or computing skills at or below the 8th grade level on a generally accepted standardized test; or (B) who is a youth or adult, that the individual is unable to compute or solve problems, or read, write, or speak English, at a level necessary to function on the job, in the individual’s family, or in society.