Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all PA CareerLink Lehigh Valley offices are closed until further notice. 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 to help you during these challenging times.
Currently, you can reach us through our Toll-Free Help Line at (347) 308-5048 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is a collection of helpful COVID-19 resources for affected workers and employers.
UPDATE – Lehigh and Northampton counties will move to the green phase of Governor Tom Wolf’s reopening plan on June 26, 2020. In the green phase, more restrictions on work and social interactions are lifted to allow the economy to strategically reopen while continuing to make public health a priority. Businesses with in-person operations must follow all updated safety guidelines. Restaurants, personal care services, indoor recreation & health facilities, and entertainment facilities will be allowed to open at 50% capacity. Gatherings of more than 250 people are prohibited, and masks will still be required when entering a business. Please continue to be safe!
File for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance – for self-employed, freelancers, independent contractors, gig workers, etc.
File for Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation – 13 weeks of additional unemployment benefits for individuals whose regular benefits have expired
Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) FAQs – concerning extra $600 in weekly benefits
Social Services & Programs
Financial & Home Assistance
Unemployment Compensation, Wages & Workplace Guidance
NEW COVID-19 Safety Procedures for Businesses – If you are resuming in-person operations during the “yellow” and/or “green” phase of reopening, this notice MUST be signed and displayed in employee common space and also in a prominent location near the entrance of your business.
US Small Business Administration – Coronavirus Relief Options – Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loan, SBA Express Bridge Loans, SBA Debt Relief