You may be a dislocated worker if you have been permanently laid off or if you have received a notice of termination or layoff from employment. Dislocated workers may qualify for a variety of job search and training services from PA CareerLink® Lehigh Valley. As a dislocated worker, we can help you get back to work through three types of services that are available to you at no cost: Basic Career Services, Individualized Career Services, and/or Training Services.

All job seekers have access to Basic Career Services that are available at all PA CareerLink®  Lehigh Valley Centers.

If Core Services do not produce results in job search, you may be eligible for more Intensive Services. These services include:

  • Job search assistance with an industry specific recruiter
  • Case management with a Career Advisor
  • Professional resume development
  • One-year follow-up for job retention
  • Development of Individual Employment Plans
  • WorkKeys®assessments
  • Individual counseling and career planning
  • Employability Skills Workshop Service
  • Customer Service Curriculum
  • Basic skills remediation
  • Direct referrals to ESL, literacy and education partners
  • Career decision making and exploration
  • Supportive services during program participation

If you qualify for Training Services, you will have access to a broad range of training services. JobGateway® has an extensive list of training programs, descriptions, and costs to help guide you in the decision-making process. Training includes:

  • Occupational skills training
  • On-the-Job training
  • Apprenticeships
  • Work experience
  • Transitional jobs

If you think that you qualify for services as a Dislocated Worker, find out when our next WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) Information Session is scheduled and sign up to attend.

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Unemployment Compensation Services

This site allows you to get information on how to apply for unemployment benefits, as well as providing instructions on continuing your benefits. read more ...

Trade Act Programs and Services

If your layoff was created or affected by international trade, you may be eligible for training funds and additional unemployment compensation benefits.
The US Department of Labor website can give you basic information, or contact CareerLink for information on your specific situation.  Additional information can be found on the PA Department of Labor & Industry website. 

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