Workforce Development Resources for Employees Impacted by COVID-19

PWDA is providing excerpts below of information supporting PA workers who have been impacted by COVID-19. 

  • Resources if you're employment (hours, income, etc) has been impacted by COVID-19: 
    • Learn more about  Unemployment Compensation
    • Quick Facts - You may Eligible for Unemployment Compensation 
    • Filed a UC Claim - Now What? Check out the UC guide for next steps
    • Pandemic Extended Unemployment Benefits Pennsylvania typically provides 26 weeks of unemployment benefits to eligible employees. With recent federal law being signed, unemployment benefits are extended to add 13 weeks (up to a total of 39 weeks in PA),  increases the weekly benefit amount by $600, and expands unemployment benefits to self-employed ,gig workers and more!

  • Find a job, Update your Resume and More...PA CareerLink(R) Resources are available to help you during a time of unemployment 
    • Work on your resume, look for a job, explore new training and education! PA CareerLink(R) has online services available 24/7! 
    • Remember Unemployment Eligibility has to go to Unemployment Compensation. PA CareerLink(R) may support you in your employability, job search and training needs!
    • Want to follow the latest workforce development news in your area?? Get in touch with your local contacts and information sources here. 
  •  Other Life-sustaining Resources 
    • Utility Shut-Offs Prohibited by Public Utilities Commission
    • Are you an "Essential Worker"? - Find available licensed childcare 
    • Hungry? Need Food?
      • ALL school-aged children (aged 18 and under) can receive breakfast and lunch from their school district - see the PA Department of Education map for your local pick-up.
      • The Department of Agriculture has information on accessing food in your communities for your families, your pets and your farm!
      • Feeding Pennsylvania also provides a map of food banks and other assistance available to Pennsylvanians across the Commonwealth.

Need additional supports? Find additional information on COVID-19 impact and how to access services related to Pennsylvania schools, mental health & behavior health services, food resources, and more!