Released: March 24, 2023
Delaware County’s Office of Workforce Development, through PA CareerLink® Delaware County is offering job training and employment search assistance to the hundreds of people impacted by the layoffs by Crozer Health.
On March 16, Crozer Health and its parent company, Prospect Medical Holdings publicly announced the layoff of over 200 employees as part of its operational restructuring plan. Hundreds of Crozer Health employees have also been affected by Prospect’s decision in 2022 to suspend medical services at Delaware County Memorial Hospital and Springfield Hospital.
The layoffs of Crozer staff, the halting of medical services, and closures of medical buildings continue to be a concern to the County. The County remains concerned that Prospect/Crozer Health has not demonstrated that the health and well-being of our community is among its corporate priorities.
“The County continues to strive to find healthcare providers to step in and serve the healthcare needs of our residents in the gaps created by Prospect/Crozer's withdrawal of services, and we will now also step in to support the impacted workforce through the efforts of our Office of Workforce Development,” said Delaware County Council Chair Dr. Monica Taylor.
Crozer employees who have been impacted by the layoffs are encouraged to contact PA CareerLink® Delaware County for career-related assistance.
PA CareerLink® is comprised of multiple employment, social service, and educational partner organizations and provides free help to job seekers and employers for a variety of career, workforce development, and employment-related needs. They provide a broad range of valuable workforce development services to businesses and individuals in Delaware County in their Chester and Media offices.
The goal is to provide high-value, low-cost employment and training services and information to jobseekers and businesses throughout Delaware County and surrounding communities.
The job training services can help Delaware County jobseekers acquire the workplace skills needed to be competitive when entering or re-entering today’s dynamic and highly skilled workforce. Professionally trained staff work collaboratively with each person using a customer-centered service model, to effectively move jobseekers forward into the high demand occupations and growth industries that interest them.
Residents can learn more here: https://pacareerlinkdelco.org/
PA CareerLink® in Delaware County:
PA CAREERLINK® CHESTER 701 Crosby Street, Suite B Chester, PA 19013 Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Phone: 610-447-3350 Fax: 610-447-3173
PA CAREERLINK® DCCC 901 South Media Line Road Media, PA 19063 Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Phone: 610-723-1220