Free Career Training Available for Delco Residents Seeking Employment or Changing Careers

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Released: September 25, 2020

PA CareerLink® Delaware County offers free virtual and on-site services

Delaware County residents who are seeking employment are invited to access free services offered by PA CareerLink ® Delaware County. The services can assist individuals returning to work or making a career change. Services are online and also in-person by appointment. Services can include individual assessment and career guidance, resume writing, online job search, and job training. Job training includes earning credentials and on-the-job training.

PA CareerLink ®Delaware County has provided virtual services for both jobseekers and employers since mid-March when the COVID-19 pandemic first began impacting Delaware County and the surrounding region. Statewide mitigation efforts led to the closure of many businesses, resulting in residents becoming unemployed.

PA CareerLink ® Delaware County, with the assistance of Delaware County Council and the Delaware County Office of Workforce Development was able to utilize federal dollars from National Dislocated Worker Grant Funding to add additional dollars towards its individual training programs. Qualifying residents who are unemployed or underemployed can receive tuition paid in full for any certificate program approved by the Department of Labor and Industry.

“The COVID-19 pandemic had a devastating effect on businesses and created high unemployment rates nationwide and it is vital that we use every resource we have and continue to find additional resources to help our businesses and residents who are struggling,” said Delaware County Council Vice Chair Dr. Monica Taylor. “We encourage all residents to take advantage of this training that will hopefully help pave the path to employment or a new career.”

Customers are strongly encouraged to continue using virtual services. PA CareerLink ® Delaware County is now also accepting appointments for limited on-site services.

Virtual Services
Adult education classes
All employer services
Career counseling
Eligibility determination for Workforce Innovation programs and service
Job search assistance
On-the-Job Training programs
Resume assistance
Virtual workshops
Youth Programming and work readiness services

Limited On-Site Services (Appointment Only)
Copying and faxing documents for unemployment compensation (UC) office
Employer services
Individual customer appointments to complete program paperwork for Workforce Innovation programs
On-site educational assessment
Use of the PA CareerLink® resource room for job search activity

To learn more or schedule an appointment, please contact the PA CareerLink® Delaware County at 610-723-1220, or visit

Residents should receive a response within 48 hours of the request.

For regular UC questions:
Call 888-313-7284 Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
LiveChat (call 888-313-7284 for a secure 6-digit code) Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) questions:
Call 855-284-8545 Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

In order to protect the health and safety of customers and staff and to continue following COVID-19 social distancing and mitigation recommendations, UC courtesy telephones will not be available in PA CareerLink® offices until further notice.

The PA CareerLink® system is an effective one-stop shop for Pennsylvania job seekers and employers. More information, including COVID-19 employment opportunities in the commonwealth, is available at

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