Assistance and Resources for Those Who Have Lost Jobs
Being out-of-work during this difficult time can create a real hardship for families
across the Commonwealth. Navigating through all the contact information
offering assistance and jobs can be confusing and cumbersome. That is why I
compiled this list of contacts to help you through the process.
The links below will take you to websites of state agencies that offer unemployment
compensation, health insurance and temporary assistance for needy families
programs. There are also links to websites of local organizations that will
help you prepare for finding a new job.
Filing for Unemployment Compensation:
You may qualify to receive unemployment compensation, temporary income to people who have lost their job.
Find a Job or Training
The following links can help you with find available jobs, receive job
training, refine your resume and learn new skills.
Children's Health Insurance
Being without health insurance is risky. You especially don't want your
children to be without insurance. The state offers insurance to all kids in PA
that do not have insurance. Click
here to sign-up for low-cost children's
health insurance through Pennsylvania's Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
Adult Health Insurance
to find out more about Adult Health Insurance.
here to learn about minimum wage, prevailing wage, equal pay, overtime laws and much more.
to learn of programs for families of active duty personnel, Persian Gulf veterans, older and disabled veterans, and many others
Career Counseling/Job Training & Placement
State & Federal Job Opportunities
- The Commonwealth of PA's Civil Service Commission lists job openings and
is updated monthly. The Commonwealth's Bureau of State Employment also
lists open positions as does the federal government.
Profile Re-Employment Program
- PREP is designed to identify claimants who are most likely to exhaust UC
benefits and who may need job assistance to expedite their reemployment.
PA Rapid Re-Employment Program
- RRP is at the base of Pennsylvania's strategy for improving the quality
and quantity of reemployment services for UC claimants. A
combination of early intervention, intensive work search, and
staff-assisted job search assistance helped the transition of workers into new jobs quicker.
Agricultural Services for Farm Workers
- The Agricultural Services program provides a full range of employment services to farm workers and agricultural employees.
Services for the Mature Job Seeker
- Qualified mature job seekers, age 40 and over, are provided
information to help them match their job skills, practical experience,
and proven record of reliability with current job openings.
Pennsylvania Conservation Corps
- The Pennsylvania Conservation Corps (PCC) is a statewide program that offers work experience, job training and educational
opportunities to young people who complete conservation, recreation and
historical preservation projects on the state's public lands.
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
- OVR provides individualized services to assist people with
disabilities to pursue, obtain, and maintain satisfactory employment.
Blind & Visual Services
- The mission of the Bureau is to assist Pennsylvanians who are blind
or visually impaired gain the skills necessary to live and work independently in their communities.
Hiram G. Andrews Center
- The mission of the Hiram G. Andrews Center is to offer quality individualized post-secondary education, which provides career
opportunities and independent life skills.