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    Many of our readers have asked us how they can find their local CareerLink Office. The Pennsylvania CarrerLink program has a website you can use to find the closest office to you. Unfortunately the they have not done the best of jobs (pun intended) at spreading the word.

    There are many reasons you should visit your local CareerLink office. At the CareerLink Unemployment Office you can claim for unemployment benefits, look for a job, write out a resume, search for a job online and apply for extra training. All for free.

    Filing for UC Benefits.

    Even if all you want to do is file your UC benefits, the CareerLink is a great place to file your claim the fastest and easiest way –online. The CareerLink website is operative 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you never have to miss a benefits check. All Career Link offices have internet connection so you can access the Career Link website.

    Career Link Search Engine.

    The CareerLink website uses a search engine to find the closest office to you. The search engine will ask you a series of questions to help you find the most convenient Career Link office. This is how it works:

    Click here to visit the search engine, but first read on, and learn how the search engine works.

    1) The first windows will ask you what type of office you are looking for: PA Career Link office, PA CareerLink affiliate, Blindness and Visual Services, Vocational and Rehabilitation Services, Hiram G. Andrews Center or the County Assistance Office. Click on the office you are interested in. Most likely you want the first option: PA Career Link Office.

    2) The second window asks for the location you are searching an office for. Write in the name of your town or city.

    3) Another alternative is to write your address in window three and the website engine will help you find the closest office to you. On your right there is a County selector that goes from Adams to York. Choose your county from the list.

    4) A final option is to search for a CareerLink office by county. Just select the county you are interested in and find the contact details of the Career Link offices available in that county.

    Another great reason to visit your local PA Career Link office is to enlist in Pennsylvania’s PREP program. This program is designed to help unemployed workers who are most likely to use up their unemployment benefits. The program targets those that need help the most and provides services to help them find a job. To join this program and enjoy the resources it provides you must visit your local Career Link Program.

    It is not easy to keep up your motivation when searching for a job. Learning new skills you can include in your resume can make all the difference.

    Want to find a job and escape from the benefits cycle? Join the Job Corps and train yourself out of unemployment. What is a Job Corp you may ask. The Job Corps is a nationwide program which is designed to train young men and women to join the workforce.

    The Job Corps program provides participants with the training, the social skills, the encouragement and the experience they need to make a success out of their search for employment. Many people that can work never, or rarely, get a job because there is little financial motivation to do so. Let’s face it, if you can get the same amount of money –or only a little less– without having to work, it might be difficult, depending on your personality, to muster up the determination to get out of unemployment. However, if you are trained to perform a specialized service, or learn a new trade, this can be just what you need to help you get started or find a better paying job. If you are unemployed and live in Pennsylvania, visit the Job Corps office nearer to you and see what they have to offer.

    Job Corps combines classroom and practical lessons to help unemployed workers learn skills that are transferable to the real world. If you are willing to provide the enthusiasm and energy, this program can provide the assets you need to succeed.

    Some of our readers have asked for information on PA Job Centers they can attend to find help. The rest of this article will provide contact details and relevant data on Job Corps throughout the state.


    The government has invested over $946,000 in Keystone’s Job Corps center through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, also known as ARRA.

    Address: 235 W. Foothills Drive. Drums, PA 18222-2410

    Tel: (570) 788-1164

    Website: http://keystone.jobcorps.gov

    The ARRA has invested over $62,500 in Philadelphia’s Job Corps center. Invest your time productively by asking professionals the questions that really matter when looking for a job, without spending a dime.
    Address: 2810 South 20th Street Bldg 12
    Philadelphia, PA 19145-5001
    Tel: (267) 386-2888
    (267) 386-2888
    Fax: (215) 334-3675
    The ARRA has invested over $946,000 in Pitsburgh unemployment office. Here are the contact details for each office. Visit your closest office and see what careers are open to you.
    7175 Highland Drive
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    Tel: (412) 441-8700
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    Fax: (412) 441-1586
    Red Rock.
    Red Rock has received over $167,000 dollars to be invested in communication and training towards solid employment. Take advantage of this grant by contacting your Red Rock unemployment office.
    Address P O Box 218
    Route 487 North
    Lopez, PA 18628
    Tel: (570) 477-2221
    (570) 477-2221
    Fax: (570) 477-3046

    Here are some useful step by step ways to post jobs on PA careerlink

    First you need to open your browser and go to https://www.cwds.state.pa.us there you will find lists for employers, individuals and service providers.


    Go to the second section under employers and click post job openings. There you will see a list of things to do. If you have not already done so you will need to create a business folder. Once this is done you will be able to post and manage job offers, search for applicants and register for job fairs, workshops and any other events you would like to attend. When searching for applicants you will be able to do searches to identify applicants in a particular area or region. These searches don’t require registration however, if you would like to contact applicants directly, a short registration is required and encouraged. You will also be able to join and network with other companies that are registered with PA Career Link. This is a great tool to get your business out there to other people. Also, you can view business resources. With this you will be able to obtain information on business assistance programs, licensing and permit information, workforce programs, and any other information regarding assistance, you do not need to be registered to use this feature.

    A link in available for labor market information. This link is good for keeping tabs on wages and what various positions are earning in the state. No registration is required for this. Lastly, there is the Pennsylvania CareerLink Advocates. The purpose of the program is to distribute information and promote Pennsylvania CareerLink services to organizations and their members and to solicit assistance in Pennsylvania’s workforce development efforts.

    PA CareerLink is a great resource for not only employees but for employers as well. It is a wonderful source not only for job searches but for networking and workshops that are available. It is very simple for an employer to post a position and even easier for the person looking for work to go and apply for that position. PA CareerLink is a wonderful asset to Pennsylvania and is certainly a resource that is not to be taken for granted.

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