IN PERSON JOBSEEKER SERVICES
Join us at a location convenient to you for a weekly orientation, so you can learn the ropes of what CareerLink® has to offer.
Forest Hills: Thursdays, 9:00am to 3:00pm
Downtown Pittsburgh: Mondays, 9:00am to 3:00pm
Orientations start every half hour throughout the day, except for 12:30pm.
Please bring 2 forms of identification (e.g. Driver’s License, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate, or Passport).
Job Search Assistance
From finding the right job for you to preparing your resume and brushing up on your interview skills, our PA CareerLink® staff knows what you need to get the job and are there with you every step of the way. Our Job Search Assistance includes access to workshops, from a couple-hour workshop on topics like Understanding LinkedIn, to our full 3-day workshop that will give you everything you need to know to be successful in your job search.
Adult Basic Education and ESL
Need assistance improving your reading, writing, math, English language, or computer skills? Want to prepare for and take your high school equivalency exam (GED/HiSet)? Literacy Pittsburgh, in partnership with Goodwill Industries, is a partner of the CareerLink® and provides a variety of on-site workshops and assistance. Come in to get connected with the assistance you need today.
If you are a re-entrant, see our event calendar for information on expungement and re-entrant workshops, as well as on-site legal services.
After completing the 3-day workshop, you get access to personalized career counseling. Through skill assessments and career exploration, our highly trained staff can help you identify your goals and connect you with everything you need to make them a reality.
PA CareerLink® offices provide free employment and training services to assist Veterans in finding jobs. These services include: job search planning, identifying transferable skills, resume assistance, job counseling, interview preparation, training referrals and placement services.
The PA CareerLink® Pittsburgh/Allegheny County System presents “Veterans' First Fridays” each month. These veteran-focused events may be recruitments, job search groups or informational seminars. Seminar topics this year include on-the-job training opportunities, apprenticeships, training/education opportunities, starting a business, etc. Visit the PA CareerLink® calendar to find upcoming events.
Our Career Resource Centers display information on job fairs, on-site recruitments, apprenticeship and on-the-job training opportunities and labor market tools. We are also an access point to contact the Unemployment Compensation office.
- Eligible Veterans are given priority of service for all PA CareerLink® programs and resources.
- All PA CareerLink® staff members serve eligible veterans by providing assessment interviews, workshops, job referrals and access to training opportunities. We can make referrals to employers, various Veterans Services Organizations, Community Partners, Veterans Administration and the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation as needed.
- Veterans with significant barriers to employment* may be eligible to work with our Veterans Employment Representatives for assistance to reduce or eliminate those barriers. They are veterans themselves, trained to meet your specific needs and connect you to appropriate employers and resources in our community.
*Barriers to employment may apply to Veterans who are: VA service-connected, economically disadvantaged, recently separated or transitioning, ex-offenders, homeless, etc.
Access to Training
Individuals and employers may be eligible for training funds, including classroom training, on the job training, and registered apprenticeships. Please contact your local PA CareerLink® office or affiliate for further details about the requirements or attend one of our orientations.
At PA CareerLink® we understand the importance of making all people feel welcome. We provide reasonable accommodations upon request and offer sign language interpreters, publications in alternate formats and assistive technology at each center. As one of our partners, the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation is available to meet with customers at our Downtown Pittsburgh and Forest Hills offices.
Our accessibility/accommodation features include:
- Accessible workstations — Equipped with adjustable height tables and ergonomic chairs, speech output and screen magnification software such as JAWS and ZoomText, alternate mini keyboards and track ball mice with wrist rests, large screen computer monitors with low glare screens and adjustable arms to improve viewing position.
- Closed Circuit TV — Used to enlarge the text of printed materials.
- Assistive listening devices — For sound amplification in one-to-one or group communication.
- TTY — A teletext device that allows persons with hearing disabilities to communicate via text over a standard telephone line.
Through the CareerLink, you can get access to the services provided by the following agencies in our partner network: