The Pa. Department of Labor & Industry is now providing in-person services to unemployment claimants at CareerLink centers across the commonwealth. The news is particularly applicable to Bucks County job seekers, as the Bristol office is currently one of the six in southeastern Pa. providing the help.
The initiative — funded by the American Rescue Plan Act — provides equitable access to unemployment compensation (UC) programs for residents that include the state’s underserved populations.
The capital infusion is funding:
- Additional staff members
- Tech upgrades to iPads
- Resolution of an appeals backlog
“With more staff more accessible to serve our customers, we will continue to fulfill our mission of serving Pennsylvanians facing economic hardship,” said Department of Labor and Industry Secretary Jennifer Berrier.
The free career-building services include:
- Workshops on résumé building, posting, and submitting
- Mock interviews
- Job search and training assistance
- Adult education classes and workshops
- Career fairs
- Referral services to partners
Onsite UC staff are presently available Mondays and Tuesdays, and claimants must schedule an appointment by phone (215.781.1073).
The full list of CareerLink offices now providing these services locally is online.