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Montgomery County residents who are looking for work can access a range of services through programs administered by the Montgomery County Workforce Development Board.
Since March 2020, PA CareerLink® Montgomery County has provided over 5400 unique services to both employers and job seekers, making critical connections for training and employment throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Free services available range from some limited assistance navigating the Unemployment Compensation (UC) system to career coaching, assessments and online workshops. Montgomery County residents who have been laid off or are economically disadvantaged can receive funds to train in a High Priority Occupation to help get career goals on track.
CareerLink® staff can also help job seekers access training and employment supports available through a broad network of partner agencies. Job seekers under the age of 24 may be referred to the MontcoWorks*NOW program for youth and young adults for more extensive services including paid work experience.
While most services can be delivered remotely, CareerLink® staff are available by appointment Monday – Friday at their new location inside the Montgomery County Human Services Center. The move has made it easier for job seekers to connect to the many agencies and county departments housed in the building to help resolve employment barriers faster. As job seekers face new challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, streamlined mitigation efforts are paramount in promoting a return to family-sustaining employment.
PA CareerLink® Montgomery County and MontcoWorks*NOW services are funded through multiple workforce partners under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). WIOA eligibility may be required for some services, including training funds and paid work experience.
To learn more about these free services available to Montgomery County job seekers, follow @paclmontco, visit the PA CareerLink® website – www.pacareerlink.pa.gov or call (610) 270-3429.