You are 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: Core Services, Intensive Services, and/or Training Services.

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

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

  • Case Management
  • Career Workshops
  • Resume Workshops 
  • Help in Planning your Job Search
  • Assessment of your Skills and Abilities
  • One-on-One Job Counseling

If you qualify for Training Services, you will have access to a broad range of training services. Our PA CareerLink® Centers have 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
  • Improving your Math and Reading Skills

If you think that you qualify for services as a Dislocated Worker, find out when our next WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) Overview session is scheduled then 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. 

PREP Program

The PREP program identifies unemployment claimants who may exhaust benefits before they obtain a new job. PREP can provide additional skills training or other services. read more ...

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