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Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all PA CareerLink® Lehigh Valley offices are operating on a modified schedule. However, our team is still here to support you! If you are a struggling job seeker or employer in the Lehigh Valley, we are offering remote services and events as well as appointments for those individuals who cannot access our virtual services. 

Currently, you can reach us through our Toll-Free Help Line at (347) 308-5048 or by sending an email to

Below is a collection of helpful COVID-19 resources for affected workers and employers.

Unemployment Compensation

VIDEO: How to File for Unemployment Benefits

NEW L&I Launches UC Chatbot And New Employer Live Chat Capabilities, Giving Greater Accessibility To UC Claimants And Employers

File an Initial Claim

File a Biweekly Claim

UC Benefits Office Contact Information

Report Unemployment Fraud & Identity Theft

Financial & Home Assistance

IRS – File for Economic Impact Payment (Stimulus Check)

PA Housing Finance Agency – CARES Assistance for Rent Relief & Mortgage Relief

North Penn Legal Services – Self-Help Handbook for Tenants

Federal Student Aid – Coronavirus and Loan Forbearance Info for Students, Borrowers and Parents

PA Department of Revenue – COVID-19 and Taxes

Social Services & Programs

PA Department of Human Services (DHS) – Full List of Services

PA COMPASS – Apply for Benefits (SNAP, TANF, Cash Assistance, Medicaid and more)

Apply for WIC

LIHEAP – Home Heating Assistance


Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Program – Free and Reduced-Price Meals Under the National School Lunch Program

PA Department of Education – Reopening Guidance for the 2021-21 School Year

United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley – COVID-19 Resources

Greater Valley YMCA

Operation Address the Homeless Lehigh Valley

Find a Food Pantry

Federal Resources

US Department of Labor Coronavirus Guidance

US DOL Wage & Hour Division – Coronavirus Guidance on Wages, Hours and Leave

Federal CARES Act – Bill Summary

Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Employee Paid Leave Rights