Released: October 23, 2020
As the United States enters the eighth month of the COVID-19 pandemic, some residents continue to be impacted by the loss of a job. The Delaware County Workforce Development Board (DCWDB) continues to help Delaware County residents stabilize their lives and prepare for the future with free career services and job training.
Since March, more than 80,000 Delaware County residents have been laid off or furloughed from their jobs. Fortunately, many have returned to work or found new jobs, however, more than 20,000 residents continue to be unemployed. For unemployed or underemployed residents, the DCWDB offers a wide range of services and job training in high-demand fields.
A collaborative network of PA CareerLink®, community-based groups, and workforce development providers offer jobseekers resources they need to get back to work. Experienced career development specialists at PA CareerLinks® help jobseekers develop resumes, conduct online job searches, practice interviewing, and develop networking strategies. Free online workshops are also available.
For unemployed or underemployed jobseekers who want to change fields, tuition assistance is available for job training in a variety of high-demand sectors including transportation, health care, and manufacturing. The DCWDB also works with employers to help them find well-qualified candidates. Free job posting directed to job seekers, job fairs, and targeted recruitment services is available to Delaware County employers.
“Our community persevered through eight difficult months by working together,” said Al Danish
Chairman of the Delaware County Workforce Development Board. “The Delaware County Workforce Development Board is here to help residents prepare for their futures and the first step to future employment is to register.”