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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?


Visit your State's DOL site for more info:  


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  • You do not need to be unemployed to use the CareerLink or OneStop Offices.   You, your family, and your friends are all encouraged to visit a these offices, regardless of job status, to see how many opportunities are available.
  • Beware of scams. Only give personal information to sources you can trust.
  • Consider going on an interview for a position you may not really want.  Since you have nothing to lose, you will    not be as stressed and you will gain valuable experience.        
  •  Remember, you are much more than your job title.  Everyone has developed a variety of skills through life experience, parenting, extra curricular activities, etc. Attending a CareerLink or OneStop Office Resume Workshop will help you identify and describe these skills to develop a more effective resume.


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 throughout PA, NY & NJ provide several regional volunteer agencies to direct you. Check them out below 



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.

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There are OneStop Offices in every county of PA, NJ & NY, 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: 

  • Conducting a job search;
  • Upgrading your skills;
  • Considering a new career;
  • Applying for training;
  • Resume writing assistance;
  • Bi-lingual counselors;
  • Free telephone, fax, computers, and copiers;
  • Special services for veterans;
  • Special services for workers with disabilities;
  • Job Fairs;
  • Interviewing workshops;
  • On-site job interviews with various employers.

No appointment is needed

All the services are free.
Begin your job transition at your local OneStop Office.

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