A pandemic like COVID-19 has profound impacts on our workers and businesses, so it’s important that we come together to support those who may lose their jobs and employers whose businesses will be impacted.

PA CareerLink® Operations

As of March 17, 2020, our PA CareerLink® offices are closed to the public until March 30. We recognize that there is an increased need and urgency for employment services and encourage our customers to utilize online workforce resources available as described below.

Partners agencies and organizations have the option of working either at the offices or remotely. Workshops, trainings and group activities are canceled during this period along with access to the Computer Resource Center (CRC) and the Unemployment Compensation (UC) phones.

Regarding UC, work search and work registration requirements have been temporarily waived for all UC claimants.

Applying online is the fastest + easiest way to get started: http://bit.ly/3a2qARW

If UC claimants have questions, they can speak to the UC team via LiveChat: http://uc.pa.gov/Chat/index.aspx

Employment Services & Resources During the COVID-19 Crisis

SCPa Works is working hard to ensure that our region is getting the latest information on the potential economic impacts of COVID-19, including resources for job seekers and businesses on how to access services, programs, and resources to assist in potential labor market impacts. Please check back regularly for more information.

  • Need services and resources? Go to www.pacareerlink.com to review local job openings and receive information about helpful workforce programs and services.
  • Unemployment Information- If you have lost work or have had your hours reduced we encourage you to apply for UC – information about how to file
  • DCED – Info for businesses impacted, including information on low-interest loans.

Additional COVID-19 Resources

Current circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 virus can be complicated and confusing, but they also offer an opportunity for organizations like ours to be part of the solution. The World Health Association (WHO) says we are experiencing an “infodemic,” and there is a danger this could overwhelm people to the point they begin to tune out just when they most need to be informed. Three key tips to keep top of mind during this crisis are:

  • FOCUS ON FACTS – Do not rely on friends’ opinions, online theories, gossip, news stories, social media or political speeches. Not all information is accurate. YOUR HEALTH and LIFE depend on facts from trusted science and medical experts.
  • USE TWO TRUSTED SOURCES THAT WILL HAVE UP-TO-DATE INFO – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization
  • CHECK THREE TIMES DAILY – Situations change rapidly. Be aware of misinformation and disinformation. Check reliable sources 3x daily.

Other valuable resources include the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration.