WORKFORCE UPDATES AND RESOURCES: CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

As the City’s workforce development board, Philadelphia Works, Inc. fully understands the severity of the economic impact that COVID-19 is having on our local economy. Businesses and individuals are navigating their priorities regarding health, safety, and the ability to sustain during these uncertain times.

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For information on Unemployment Benefits, please visit: www.uc.pa.gov.

For Philadelphia Works, the health and safety of the communities that we serve every day is our top priority. We are continuously reviewing and responding to local, state, and federal recommendations to inform our response to the rapidly changing directives regarding COVID-19. Additionally, we are ensuring that our decisions are in alignment with the offices of Mayor James Kenney and Governor Tom Wolf.

To that end, and until further notice, we have canceled all events and meetings, and have closed all local PA CareerLink® centers and Philadelphia Works’ corporate office in One Penn Center at Suburban Station. We will all continue to operate remotely and continue our mission responding to business needs and increasing economic opportunity for all Philadelphia residents.

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.

Career seekers looking for work

Individuals can access open job opportunities here. If you need assistance in applying, please email us at info@pacareerlinkphl.org or call us at (833) 750-5627.

Businesses hiring now

Employers hiring at this time can post job opportunities here.

If you need to speak to someone directly regarding the details of your open position or need to provide specific guidance for your job posting, please email us at info@pacareerlinkphl.org or call us at (833) 750-5627.

Support for businesses in Philadelphia during the novel Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Develop a strong talent pipeline

If you are looking to develop a long-term strategy to hire, grow, and retain talent, contact a member of our Business Engagement Team at businessengagementteam @ philaworks.org.

Support for businesses in Philadelphia during the novel Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Philadelphia is responding to COVID-19, get the facts at: phila.gov/covid-19. For State-wide health and safety information, visit health.pa.gov.

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ADDITIONAL SERVICES AND SUPPORTS

Find services and programs to support your family.

PA unemployment benefits- piggy bank LOSS OF INCOME launch

If you lost your job or have a reduction in hours due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for public assistance. Click here for more information (PDF). Or, to see if you qualify for unemployment benefits, visit www.uc.pa.gov.

COVID-19 Testing sites in Philadelphia COVID-19 TESTING SITES launch

Philadelphians can be tested at: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Citizen’s Bank Park, Jefferson Health Northeast, University of Pennsylvania Health System, and Rite Aid: 7401 Ogontz Ave. Please go here for a complete list of locations see this phila.gov list.

Mortgage in Philadelphia MORTGAGE launch

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.

Tenant in Philadelphia RENTERS launch

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.

Homeless HOMELESS launch

Center City Holiday Inn Express will be the quarantine site for homeless people with COVID-19 (and for people who can not self-quarantine in their homes). For more information, click here.

PWD PHILADELPHIA WATER DEPARTMENT launch

The Philadelphia Water Department is suspending water shut-offs and are waiving new late payment charges: water.phila.gov/covid-19/

PECO PECO

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 PHILADELPHIA GAS WORKS

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.

Access internet in Philadelphia INTERNET launch

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).

Philadelphia Driver's License DRIVER’S LICENSE launch

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 SEPTA

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.

FINATA FINATA

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)

Job Interview Clothes NEED CLOTHING FOR YOUR INTERVIEW OR JOB? launch

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.

Philadelphia is responding to COVID-19, get the facts at: phila.gov/covid-19. For State-wide health and safety information, visit health.pa.gov.

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