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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is a collection of helpful COVID-19 resources for affected workers and employers.
Lehigh and Northampton counties are now in the green phase of Governor Tom Wolf’s reopening plan. 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. Please be safe!
File for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance – for self-employed, freelancers, independent contractors, gig workers, etc.
File for Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) – provides up to 13 weeks of additional unemployment benefits for individuals whose regular UC benefits have expired
State Extended Benefits (EB) Program – provides up to 13 weeks of additional benefits for individuals whose regular UC and federal PEUC benefits have expired
Financial & Home Assistance
Social Services & Programs
Unemployment Compensation, Wages & Workplace Guidance
NEW COVID-19 Safety Procedures for Businesses – If your business is resuming in-person operations, this notice MUST be signed and displayed in employee common space and also in a prominent location near the entrance of your business.
Small Business Resources
NEW! COVID-19 Relief PA Statewide Small Business Assistance Program – Eligible small businesses can receive up to $50,000 in state grants, with multiple rounds of funding to come. Business owners must apply through a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).
US Small Business Administration – Coronavirus Relief Options – Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loan, SBA Express Bridge Loans, SBA Debt Relief