PA CareerLink® Berks County provides many resources for job seekers.
Are you unemployed and looking for work? Are you currently working and looking for a better job? Do you want to look into upgrading your skills to get that next job? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we’ve got something for you.
This self-service center is open to the public and full of useful information to assist you with your job search. Resources Include: Internet-accessible computers, job search and career related materials and training provider materials. We also have information on apprenticeship opportunities, information on Trade Act impacted companies, materials for Veterans, on-line access for unemployment compensation, a fax machine (free) and copier (5 cents a page).
PA CareerLink® (www.pacareerlink.pa.gov) is Pennsylvania’s job search website, and it is free to employers and job seekers. New job postings appear daily. When you create an account and enter your education, work history, etc., the system creates a resume for you. While you can upload a different resume, everyone should create a resume on the system; it is the system-generated resume that employers will see when searching for talent to match their job openings. Come to Welcome Orientation to learn more about how PA CareerLink® works for you.
On Site Recruitments
Please check out the calendar and our Facebook page for information on the employer recruitments held in our office almost every week.
Attending Welcome Orientation is a must! Without it, you will miss hearing about the variety of services we offer in our office and through our partners in the community. Our Welcome Orientation is held in-person. Please check the events calendar for up-to-date days and times. We have grouped our services so you can choose the path that best meets your needs. You may choose to have us share your information with partner agencies that provide services that interest you.
Expanded Career Services
Any member of the community looking to advance their job seeking and professional skills may register to participate in one of the following information packed workshops; Resume Success, Ace the Interview, Career Exploration & Networking, Excel for Beginners, Word for Beginners, Computer Basics, Job Seeking in Today’s Environment (A Guide for the 40+ Community), Marketing Yourself-Creating a Professional Brand, Success in the First 90 Days of Employment, Tips for Before and After an Interview and Professional Communications. The workshops are approximately 1 ½ hours in length. Participants can view the calendar of events and pre-register at www.pacareerlink.pa.gov. You can also find our information on Facebook at PA CareerLink Berks County.
Comprehensive Career Services
After you have attended our Welcome Orientation, you may choose to participate in our Comprehensive Career Services. Here you will work more in depth with a staff member to develop your employment plan and outline your path to your next job: Success Starts Here – skills for the workplace, Job Search / Job Club, Employment Specialist services, ACT® National Career Readiness Certificate, Individual Training Account (ITA) to attend approved training (when funds are available), On-the-Job Training (OJT) opportunities with employers to earn while you learn (when funds are available).
Unemployment Compensation (UC)
We do not have access to your unemployment compensation claim or information. Our UC Courtesy Phones are not available at this time. Please email Unemployment Compensation at [email protected]. If you do not receive an email back from UC within 5 business days, please contact our office. We have a fax machine services available if you need to fax an appeal.