|AMVETS Department of Pennsylvania||AMVETS implements programs for and advocates on behalf of veterans and their families. A network of AMVETS National Service Officers (NSOs) are stationed at VA regional offices and medical centers and provide information, counseling and claims assistance to all veterans and their dependants in matters concerning education, disability compensation, employment, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pension and other benefits.
Annually awards scholarships to veterans and their dependents. Also conducts programs to teach children about American heritage, civics and citizenship.
Pennsylvania AMVETS CODE Career Center provides asset assessment, resume writing assistance, interview skills training, and exploration into education, training, licensing, and certification opportunities.||Lebanon||AMVETS Department of Pennsylvania||AMVETS|
|A Woman's Place - RISE:Redefining Independence,Safety, and Empowerment||Free education empowerment program that has a 12 week curriculum and will provide the participants with skills in financial literacy, resume writing, job-seeking, health and wellness tips, family law, civic engagement and education options.||Bucks||A Woman's Place - Bucks; Doylestown||A Woman's Place|
|Bethlehem of Deliverance - Workforce Development Program||Provides a workforce development program geared to helping ex-offenders and the community find jobs, includes resume writing and mock interviews. Other services include credit repair and money management.||Philadelphia||Bethlehem of Deliverance - Philadelphia; North Philadelphia||Bethlehem of Deliverance|
|Booker T. Washington Center - Job Training/Resume Writing||This program is for teens and adults who want to improve their job prospects. It includes resume writing and revising, practice interviews, understanding types of training necessary for certain jobs, job search tips, and some skills development for specific entry level career paths.||Erie||Booker T. Washington Center||Booker T. Washington Center|
|Chester County Library System - Career and Small Business Development||Job seeking/resume writing assistance and workshops, small business plan devlopment, business and career resources, and nonprofit grant resources.||Chester||*Main Site (Chester County Library System)||Chester County Library System|
|Christian Recovery Aftercare Ministry, Inc. - Employment Assistant Project (EAP)||The EAP (Employment Assistant Project) offers job search assistance, job readiness, ono-on-one mentoring and any other needed assistance for employment. Assistance includes resume preparation, completing job applications and mock interviews. The EAP identifies potential employers willing to consider ex-offenders for hire.||Dauphin||Christian Recovery Aftercare Ministry, Inc.||Christian Recovery Aftercare Ministry, Inc. |
|Corporate America Supports You||Corporate America Supports You (CASY) focuses on assisting National Guard and Reserve members, as well as Veterans in employment training, counseling, and job placement. A team of highly educated and experienced military spouses, caregivers, and veterans are specialized in employment assessment, gap skills training, skills validation, targeted resume assistance, virtual training, mentorship /professional development, and financial health training for everyone within our military and veteran communities.
Programs and services include:|
- Military Skills Translation
- Resume Review
- Interview Prep
- Employer Connection
- Career Development & Training
- Resources specific to veteran employment
|Military Spouse Corporate Career Network||Military Spouse Corporate Career Network|
|Delaware County Community College - New Choices Career Development Program||Provides a program that helps individuals in transition so they can participate fully in planning and achieving their career, educational and personal goals by improving self-esteem and building self-confidence. Classes in computer basics supplement the program. New Choices Career Development Program classes are offered three times per year – in January, March and October – on the Marple Campus. Qualified individuals may receive transportation or child care assistance if funding is available.
Résumé preparation and interview skills
Job readiness instruction
Job search skills
Exploration of education and training resources
Job placement assistance
||Delaware||Delaware County Community College - Media||Delaware County Community College|
|Downtown Daily Bread, Client Services and Assistance||Downtown Daily Bread (DDB) serves the poor and homeless of Harrisburg by providing lunch every day of the year from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Boyd Memorial Building of the Pine Street Presbyterian Church, located at 234 South Street, Harrisburg.
Starting on 09/09/19, will serve breakfast from 7:00am to 8:00am.
DDB also offers phone, mail service, and lockers, as well as clothing for men and women. Showers are also available.
Showers: Monday through Friday - 9am until noon
Clothing Room: Thursday - 9am until noon
Mail: Monday through Friday - 9am until noon
Lockers: Monday through Friday - 9am until noon
In addition, a client counselor and a mental health counselor are available (Monday through Friday - 9am until noon) to help clients access DDB services and the services of other social agencies. DDB has collaborations in place with many organizations in the area.||Dauphin||Downtown Daily Bread||Downtown Daily Bread |
|Farmer Veteran Coalition||The Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) works with veterans in the food and farming community in all 50 states, to provide farming education, and veteran assistance to those in need.
FVC works with veterans, their families, and employers to support those returning to or beginning careers in food and farming and develops viable employment and meaningful careers through the collaboration of the farming and military communities.
Veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 are encouraged by FVC to participate in the program.
||Farmer Veteran Coalition||Farmer Veteran Coalition|
|Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network||Assists veterans in finding employment through programs, mentorships, networking and job leads. Educates employers on how to hire local veterans.||Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network||Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network|
|Homelessness Prevention Services - Family Promise of Lycoming County||Able to serve families who are homeless or on the verge of being homeless. Assists individuals/families with maintaining their home in the face of possible homelessness through a rental match program, budgeting help and help working with landlords. Program provides case management as well as the following classes:
Cooking with Children
Keys to Good Tenancy||Lycoming||Family Promise of Lycoming County||Family Promise of Lycoming County|
|Jewish Family and Community Services WorkAble at Bethel Park||Provides career consulting and employment coaching to unemployed job hunters in the Pittsburgh region. Services include: Career consulting and assessment, Guidance in resume and cover letter writing, Development of job search strategies, networking skills and interviewing skills, LinkedIn and social media training, Job search assistance, Online learning center and computer lab, Help with immediate needs and barriers to employment, Connection to other resources||Allegheny||JFCS Career Development Center||Jewish Family and Community Services|
|JFCS Career Development Center - WorkAble||Provides career consulting and employment coaching to unemployed and underemployed job seekers in the Allegheny County region. Services include: Career consulting and assessment, Guidance in resume and cover letter writing, Development of job search strategies, networking skills and interviewing skills, LinkedIn and social media training, Job search assistance, Online learning center and computer lab, Help with immediate needs and barriers to employment, Connection to other resources.
WorkAble is available at sites through Allegheny county, including Millvale, Bethel Park, Prospect Park, Mt Lebanon, Bellevue, Allison Park, Oakland and Squirrel Hill.||Allegheny||JFCS Career Development Center||Jewish Family and Community Services|
|Lawrence County Community Action Partnership - SSVF Housing and Employment Services||The Lawrence County Community Action Partnership's SSVF Employment Services provides veterans and their families assistance with:|
- Employment Opportunities
- Legal Services
- Resume Building
- Cover Letter Writing
- Job Searching
- Microsoft Office
- Other Computer Skills
|Lawrence||Lawrence County Community Action Partnership - Emergency & Community Services||Lawrence County Community Action Partnership|
|Military Spouse Corporate Career Network||The Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN) focuses on:|
- Employment readiness training programs
- Job placement solutions
- No-cost services to all military-affiliated spouses, retired military spouses and caregivers to war wounded heroes.
|Military Spouse Corporate Career Network||Military Spouse Corporate Career Network|
|Montgomery County Community Action Development Commission (CADCOM) - Fatherhood Initiative Program||Provides assistance in the following areas:
- Transitioning from incarceration to community
- Bi-weekly meetings/workshops
- Job Training - General office skills (for example: Word, Excel, the Internet, Email, etc.)
- Interviewing skills
- Resume Building
- Dress For Success||Montgomery||Montgomery County Community Action Development Commission (CADCOM) - Montogomery; Norristown||Montgomery County Community Action Development Commission (CADCOM)|
|PA CareerLink - Erie County||The PA CareerLink is a one-stop job center that provides an array of employment and training services in a convenient, easily accessible location.
Services include job counseling, testing and assessment; resume preparation assistance, interview training and other prejob guidance services; job matching and referral; unemployment insurance and job registration; labor market and career information; information on financial aid for education and training; and referral for job training, transportation, child care, personal and financial counseling, health care and other human services resources in the community.||Erie||PA CareerLink - Erie County||PA CareerLink |
|PA CareerLink Mon Valley - Veterans Program||The PA CareerLink® Veterans Program provides a full range of employment services to assist veterans in their search for work. Specially trained veteran employment representatives located in PA CareerLink® offices provide veterans with a full range of employment services, including referral services, job development, referral to training, and referral to government and community veteran service agencies. These representatives help veterans match their job skills to employer job openings and contact employers on behalf of the veteran for consideration in hiring.
The PA CareerLink® web site enables you to search for job openings, create a résumé, apply for jobs online, research career information or request vocational rehabilitation services. PA CareerLink® offices comply with the Jobs for Veterans Act by providing priority services to veterans. Local Veterans Employment Representatives and/or Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists are available at PA CareerLink® offices to assist veterans with job search and other employment needs. Job seekers identified as veterans are matched to job orders, before any other job seeker matches are performed. If you reside in Mon Valley region of Washington county, the Veterans Representative/Specialist in your area is:
Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist
724-379-4750 ext 118||Washington||PA CareerLink Mon Valley||PA CareerLink |
|Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs - Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program||The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) provides information on benefits and entitlements, services referrals and proactive outreach programs that are available to the Service and Family member during all phases of the deployment cycle. The Branch also consists of the Employment Outreach section which assists members of the Pennsylvania National Guard and their immediate Family by providing tools necessary to gain meaningful employment.
Outreach Program services include:|
- Career Assessment,
- Individualized Employment Plans,
- Job Seekers Workshops,
- Search Engine Navigation Help,
- Job Search Help,
- MOS/AFSC to Civilian Job Information,
- Education Entitlement Information,
- Certification Resources,
- Resume Preparation,
- Transition Resources,
- Employment Preparation.
|Lebanon||Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs||Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs|
|Pennsylvania National Guard - Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program and Employment Outreach||The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program provides information on benefits and entitlements, services referrals and proactive outreach programs that are available to the Service and Family member during all phases of the deployment cycle. The Branch also consists of the Employment Outreach section which assists members of the Pennsylvania National Guard and their immediate Family by providing tools necessary to gain meaningful employment.||Lebanon||Pennsylvania National Guard||Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs|
|Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom||Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom provides a business directed training resulting in competitive employment for people with disabilities.
Project for Freedom is a 10-week training program followed by a 2-week job shadow/internship experience. The training is focused on beginner to intermediate level computer skills, call center support, job search and professional skills. Students are evaluated for employment opportunities based on both hard skills related to their potential profession and soft skills such as communication, interpersonal skills, work ethic, and leadership. The purpose of this program is placement in unsupported competitive employment.
- Learn valuable customer service skills (NO collections/telemarketing), Windows 7, Microsoft Office, computer security and more.
- Develop soft skills for workplace success: critical thinking, problem solving, communication, attitude, teamwork and ethics.
- Gain job hunting skills, develop a resume, polish interviewing and public speaking skills.
- Discuss employment goals and opportunities, and meet with our corporate partners for possible recruitment.
|Allegheny||Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom||Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania - Sharpsburg|
|Resume Preparation Assistance - Blair County CareerLink||Programs that provide individual or group training for people who want to learn to present their skills, education and previous work experience effectively in a written resume or vita.||Blair||PA CareerLink - Blair County||PA CareerLink |
|Resume Preparation Assistance - Cambria County CareerLink||Programs that provide individual or group training for people who want to learn to present their skills, education and previous work experience effectively in a written resume or vita.||Cambria||PA CareerLink - Cambria County||PA CareerLink |
|South Hills Interfaith Movement - WorkAble||WorkAble is a program designed to help job seekers build the skills necessary to land their next job. WorkAble combines the services of professional career consultants, assistance from volunteer mentors, and skill building workshops to provide support during the job search. WorkAble’s holistic approach can also help clients address immediate critical needs and barriers to employment. This programs is funded through the United Way of Allegheny County and is a collaboration of the Career Development Center, North Hills Community Outreach, and South Hills Interfaith Ministries.||Allegheny||South Hills Interfaith Movement Family Support Programs||South Hills Interfaith Movement|
|Student Veterans of America||Student Veterans of America (SVA) provides military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy necessary to succeed in higher education and following graduation.
SVA is a coalition of student veterans groups on college campuses across the globe that help veterans reintegrate into campus life and succeed academically. Each chapter must be an officially recognized student group by their university or college and provide a peer-to-peer network for veterans who are attending the school. Additionally, chapters often coordinate campus activities, provide pre-professional networking, and generally provide a touchstone for student veterans in higher education.
Among SVA's programs are:|
|Temple University - Office of Career Development - Ambler||Career Advising assist students with a variety of academic and job relates issues.
Services available include:
- Choosing a Major and a Career Direction
- Resumé Development and Critiques
- Interviewing Techniques (enhanced through practice interviews)
- Using job Search Resources||Montgomery||Temple University Ambler - Montgomery; Ambler||Temple University Ambler|
|The Open Link - Employment Counseling||The Open Link serves as a one-stop career center providing local job seekers with the resources and personalized attention they need to find their next career opportunity. We offer job seekers several options for finding employment that matches their skills, experience, and needs designed to help at all stages of the decision-making and planning process.
- Vocational testing to identify which occupations best fit with an individual's abilities, interests, and personality
- Resume preparation
- Information on local job leads
- Site for corporate staffing and job fairs
- Free use of facilities – Computer access, fax machine, telephone and more (for employment purposes only)||Montgomery||The Open Link Main Office - Montgomery; Pennsburg||The Open Link|
|Tip of the Arrow Foundation||The Tip of the Arrow Foundation is a volunteer organization staffed by highly experienced career counselors. Our target is U.S. veterans of the Global War on Terror. Our aim is to help you transition to civilian work life successfully.
Most or our consultants are veterans themselves and have faced a transition similar to the one on which you are embarking. We will provide you with one-on-one coaching and guidance to help you navigate the entire process of finding and entering your next career. In addition, we have cultivated relationships with potential employers in both the private and government sectors to help clear the path toward achieving your desired job.
Tip of the Arrow counselors will be on post during your stay with the demobilization company, available to meet with you and get you started on the job search process. If you do not have time to do this while going through demob, do not worry! You will always have someone to call after you return home. That is our commitment to you. The counselor to whom you are assigned will be available by phone 24/7. No other transition service available to veterans offers the same level of support.
Your Tip of the Arrow counselor will work with you to:|
- Take an inventory of marketable skills,
- Build an effective, attention-getting resumé,
- Develop job search strategies and skills,
- Prepare for interviews,
- Debrief after each interview,
- Negotiate salary and benefit packages,
- Smooth the way into your new job through post-employment mentoring.
|Tip of the Arrow Foundation||Tip of the Arrow Foundation|
|United States Department of Labor - Employment and Training Administration - Veterans Key to Career Success||The Jobs for Veterans Act established Veterans access to services within an integrated one-stop service delivery system. The law established a priority of service requirement applicable to all Department of Labor programs offering employment and training related services for veterans.
The Key to Career Success campaign is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor through the Career One-Stop Pathways to Career Success Web site: www.careeronestop.org/MilitaryTransition. The Key to Career Success campaign connects veterans and transitioning service members with high quality career planning, training, and job search resources available at local One-Stop Career Centers. Employment and training services are provided to veterans through a nationwide network of approximately 3,000 One-Stop Career Centers.
To access information on One-Stop Career Center locations in your state or throughout the nation, please visit America’s Service Locator Web site at www.servicelocator.org or call the following Toll Free Number: 1-877-US-2JOBS or 1-877-872-5627.
At the One Stop Career website veterans will find tools to:|
Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) serves America's veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights.
- Match Military Experience to Civilian Occupations, a useful portal that matches by MOC code, key word search or menu search;
- Get Credentials, Certifications, and Licenses, a portal that helps veteran job-seekers with credentials that document and verify your workplace skills, knowledge, and experience and translate military skills and experience into credentials to obtain civilian skills;
- The Write a Resume Portal will help a veteran job-seeker format a resume;
- The Disabled/Injured Veterans Resources provides resources for veterans who are wounded or disabled;
- Find Local Services will help a veteran job-seeker locate additional services available to veterans.
|Dauphin||United States Department of Labor - Employment and Training Administration||United States Department of Labor|
| United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - eBenefits||eBenefits is a service of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense.
eBenefits is a portal and a central location for Veterans, Service Members, and their families to research, find, access, and manage their benefits and personal information.
- A personalized workspace called My Dashboard that provides quick access to eBenefits tools. Using eBenefits tools, you can complete various tasks. You can apply for benefits, download your DD 214, view your benefits status, in addition to other actions as needed. This workspace is available to you once you have created an eBenefits account,
- Acceess to the National Resource Directory - A catalog of links to other sites that provide information about military and veteran benefits.
- Access to the Veterans Employment Center - A searchable veterans job bank, job seekers resources and service, a skills translator and resume builder.
| United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - eBenefits||United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration|
|United Way of the Titusville Region - Center for Financial Independence - CareerLink Job Search||Service provided by CFI personnel assisting individuals in developing a Resume & going on-line to complete job applications.||Crawford||United Way of the Titusville Region||United Way of the Titusville Region|
|Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - HJ Heinz Campus: Workforce Development and Career Services Center||VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's HJ Heinz Campus Workforce Development and Career Services Center offers Veterans services such as career assessment, individual development planning, resume development, USA Jobs assistance, interviewing skills training and goal setting.||Allegheny||VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System||United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration|
|Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Vocational Services||VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Vocational Services program provides a variety of services to help veterans return to competitive employment or a useful place in society.
The Vocational Service Program provides a variety of employment services to veterans.
Evaluation Services consisting of both standardized psychometric testing, job simulation and other situation-specific opportunities are available to assess the veteran's skill levels, aptitudes, abilities, and interests. Job Seeking and Job Survival Skills Training include one-on-one counseling for developing effective employment strategies. Situation specific, personalized solutions for applications, resumes, job search, interviewing techniques, correspondence, telephone contact and follow-up are always available to any veteran seeking employment.
Services and programs include:|
- Evaluation services to assess skill levels, aptitudes, abilities and interests:
- Standardized psychometric testing,
- Job simulation,
- Other situation-specific opportunities.
- Job seeking/job survival skill training:
- One-on-one counseling for developing effective employment strategies.
- Personalized solutions for:
- Job search,
- Interviewing techniques,
- Telephone contact.
- Exploration of additional info and referrals:
- Unclaimed VA benefits,
- Public/private sector support,
- Supported employment:
- Assistance in locating and maintaining competitive community employment for veterans with serious mental illness,
- Regular and ongoing employee support, job training assistance (as needed), job coaching advocacy.
- Transitional work:
- Contracted work situations,
- Case management,
- Homeless veteran supported employment program:
- Incentive therapy,
- Opportunities to develop and improve prevocational skills for both inpatients and outpatpatients,
- Participants work in a variety of medical center settings providing supportive services.
- Compensated work therapy/transitional residency:
- Work-based mental health and residential rehabilitation treatment program,
- Provides a rehabilitation-focused residential setting for veterans recovering from chronic mental illness, chemical dependency and homelessness,
- Combines a residential therapeutic community of peer and professional support, with a strong emphasis on increasing personal responsibility.
|Allegheny||VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System||United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration|
|Workshops - PA CareerLink Lycoming||Provides workshops designed to increase clients' employability, including: resume assistance, interviewing skills, financial assistance for education and basic computer skills.||Lycoming||PA CareerLink - Lycoming County||PA CareerLink |