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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

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

Unemployment Compensation

Information for PA Employees Affected by COVID-19

VIDEO: How to File for Unemployment Benefits

File an Initial Claim

File a Biweekly Claim

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

UC Benefits & COVID-19 FAQs

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) FAQs

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) FAQs – concerning extra $600 in weekly benefits

Workers’ Compensation & COVID-19 FAQs

UC Benefits Office Contact Information

Report Unemployment Fraud & Identity Theft

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

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

PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs – COVID-19 Resources

Operation Address the Homeless

Greater Valley YMCA

Find Open Child Care Centers

Find a Food Pantry

COVID-19 Food Distribution Information for School Communities

PA Department of Education – Guidance and Resources for School Communities

Financial & Home Assistance

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

North Penn Legal Services – Self-Help Handbook for Tenants

Mortgage Assistance for Impacted Homeowners

United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley – Housing & Utilities Resources

Financial Resources – Issues with Credit Card, Mortgage, Rent and Other Payments

PA Department of Revenue – COVID-19 and Taxes


Unemployment Compensation, Wages & Workplace Guidance

Employer UC & COVID-19 FAQs

Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Posters & FAQs

Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Employer Paid Leave Requirements

Rapid Response Information

PA’s Shared Work Program – An Alternative to Employee Layoffs

IRS Deferral of Employment Tax Deposits & Payments

US Department of Labor Coronavirus Guidance

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

OSHA Safety and Health Topics – COVID-19

Business Assistance

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.

English Flyer (8.5×11 inch)

English Flyer (8.5×14 inch)

Spanish Flyer (8.5×11 inch)

Spanish Flyer (8.5×14 inch)

PA Chamber – Bringing PA Back Business Initiative

Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) – COVID-19 Resources

Critical Medical Supplies Procurement Portal

PA COVID-19 PPE & Supplies – Business to Business (B2B) Interchange Directory

Manufacturing Call to Action Portal

PA DCED – Life-Sustaining Business FAQs

US Small Business Administration – COVID-19 Guidance & Loan Resources

Lehigh Small Business Development Center (SBDC) – COVID-19 Assistance

GoFundMe Small Business Relief Fund

Northampton County Small Business Emergency Relief Fund

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Lehigh Valley