WORKFORCE UPDATES AND RESOURCES: CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
PA CareerLink® Philadelphia, which is managed by Philadelphia Works, the City’s workforce development board, is fully committed to serving both the job seekers and businesses in our region. As we move to the ‘Yellow Phase’ of reopening our economy and continue to respond to the impact of COVID-19 is having on our local economy, the health and safety or our customers remains our top priority.arrow_forward
For information on Unemployment Benefits, please visit: www.uc.pa.gov.
As Pennsylvania reopens and Philadelphia moves to the ‘Yellow Phase’ it is vital for us to keep our local PA CareerLink ® customers well informed. We are paying close attention to the guidance under Mayor Kenney’s “Safer at Home” plan to determine what reopening will look like for all PA CareerLink ® locations. At this time, all PA CareerLink ® locations will remain closed. We encourage customers to visit our Career Seeker Virtual Resource Center to access a variety of workforce resources.
PA CareerLink® Philadelphia staff are here to assist the unemployed and underemployed residents in our local economy by connecting them to family-sustaining jobs and to help employers develop their pipeline with qualified talent.
Below you will find workforce information and resources for both businesses and job seekers regarding COVID-19. Please check back regularly as these resources will be continuously updated. More on accessing PA CareerLink Philadelphia here.
- Employers hiring at this time can post job opportunities here
- Each year approximately 1,350 businesses use our no cost services to find qualified individual and utilize our available business supports to maintain a competitive advantage. Visit our workforce solutions page, email our Business Services Representative at [email protected], or call us directly at 1-(833) 750-5627.
- Looking to develop an in-depth, long-term strategy to hire, grow, and retain talent? Email our Business Engagement Team for a full workforce solutions consultation.
ADDITIONAL SERVICES AND SUPPORTS
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Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac are allowing lenders to suspend payments for up to 12 months for homeowners experiencing a loss of income due to the outbreak of COVID-19, and would not be reported to credit agencies. For more information, go to www.fanniemae.com and www.freddiemac.com. Foreclosures are also temporarily suspended during the COVID-19 outbreak: www.phfa.org.
Under the Freddie Mac program, multifamily landlords whose properties are financed with Freddie Mac are requiring landlords not to evict any tenant based solely on non-payment of rent if the landlord is in a forbearance period during COVID-19. If you received an eviction judgment from the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, the Sheriff will not be proceeding with a lockout through April 12: phillytenant.org.
PECO is suspending fees for delays in payments and suspending service shut-offs until May 1, 2020. Please call 1-800-494-4000 for more information.
PGW is suspending all service disconnections and are waiving new late payment charges through at least May 1, 2020. If you have difficulty paying your bill, contact: 1-800-494-4000. Energy assistance grants may be available.
Comcast will be offering two free months of internet service to low income households to help them stay connected during the pandemic. Households can apply online or call 855-846-8376 (English) or 855-765-6995 (Spanish).
Enforcement of REAL ID is postponed by 1 year due to COVID-19 outbreak. The NEW deadline to obtain a REAL ID is October 21, 2021.
SEPTA is offering credits for unused and partially used TransPasses and TrailPasses valid during March Monthly Passes and March 9th and 16th Weekly Passes. Please call 1-855-567-3782 for more information.
Available for entrepreneurs affected by COVID-19 and other emergencies. Loans range from $5,000-$15,000 without closing fees. Please contact Finanta for more information and to apply: 267-236-7030 (for English) or 267-236-7019 (para Español)
Career Wardrobe is providing online wardrobe consultations via video chat to help you create a work or interviewing outfit using what you have available in your own closet. Missing an essential item like a white shirt and tie or a blazer to complete your outfit? They will ship you a Wardrobe Box with the clothing you need. All at no cost with a CareerLink referral! Simply ask for a referral, or use their online request form.