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PA: Resources & Tips
PA Department of Labor (DOL) Website: www.dli.state.pa.us/
For the computer savvy among us, the PA DOL website is an invaluable resource - whether you are filing for unemployment, seeking a job, or finding services in your county.
Education and Training: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=1479378&mode=2
Did you know … that if you are unemployed you may apply for a tuition waiver to attend a college course at no cost?
… that there is training in basic skills, GED and other programs available at no cost through the local One-Stop Career Center?
… that Workforce 55+ is a federally funded jobs program for eligible seniors 55 & over?
To reduce stress:
Try exercise, like a daily walk with a family member or friend. Watch your consumption of caffeine and alcohol. Do not withdraw - talk to family and friends. Seek medical or professional assistance for persistent difficulty sleeping or conducting your normal routine.
Try volunteering. Helping others is a great boost for self-esteem. It is also an excellent way to make connections with caring and helpful people, and you may find a new career as a result. Action Centers in PA provide several regional volunteer agencies to direct you. You can start with their website listed below
http://www.handsonnetwork.org/actioncenters/map/PA or call your local 2-1-1.
Network! Tell everyone you know – the neighbor, clergy, the dry cleaner, or Little League parents, that you are in job transition. 70-80% of jobs are still gained through networking.
Change is never easy, but it also provides new opportunities.
Please do not let any opportunity pass you by. All these programs and services are here to help you transition to a new job or career.
PA CareerLink Offices
There are PA CareerLink Offices in every county that are designed to assist anyone, employed or unemployed, with all phases of career development, job transition, and job search.
They are available to assist people in small groups, orientation sessions, workshops, and one-on-one, with the following services:
Most CareerLink Offices have similar services and members may go to any office. Many of the services they provide can also be accessed online on their website https://www.cwds.state.pa.us/
No appointment is needed
All the services are free.
Begin your job transition at your local CareerLink Office.