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Programs that provide instruction for people who need to acquire the basic "soft skills" and tools that are required to successfully apply for and secure employment, and retain a position once they have been hired. These programs provide information and guidance regarding preparing a resume, writing job application letters, completing job application questionnaires, responding to job ads and taking employment tests; offer tips regarding appropriate dress, personal appearance and interview techniques; and address other similar topics.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment ProgramPaid job training programBerksAARP Foundation WorksearchAARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program
American Staffing Solutions, Employment ServicesProvides employment services to individuals looking for workSchuylkillAmerican Staffing Solutions, Employment ServicesAmerican Staffing Solutions
Arbor Education and TrainingAssists out of school youth from 17 to 24 years obtain their GED as well as offer training in customer service through the National Retail Federation. Also provides case management, resume writing, career exploration, job search/placement, post-secondary education opportunities, interviewing techniques, mentoring and paid work experience opportunities.LancasterArbor Education and Training-Building Futures Career CenterRescare
Armstrong County Community Action Agency Employment Training ProgramProvides training to those seeking to enter the work force.ArmstrongEmployment Training ProgramArmstrong County Community Action Agency
Bethany Outreach Center - Computer/Employment/Budgeting ClassesCOMPUTER: Basic Microsoft skills JOB SEARCH AND RESUME BUILDING: One-on-one help with job search, resume/cover letter building and interviewing skills. HOME BUDGETING: One-on-one help with personal finances.ErieBethany Outreach CenterBethany Outreach Center
Bollinger Enterprises, Inc.Provides employment, job training and placement, vocational rehabilitation services, and community activity programs for persons with disabilities.WarrenBollinger Enterprises, Inc.Bollinger Enterprises, Inc.
Brashear Association - Brashear Neighborhood Employment CenterProvides career counseling, resume development, job search services, interviewing training, and referrals to GED training/preparation sites. Helps residents find employment or identify training and educational opportunities to become more employable. Offers internet access and computer workstations where clients may practice typing skills and refresh their knowledge of office software.AlleghenyBrashear Association - Neighborhood Employment CenterBrashear Association
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh - Team HOPE Safety Net & Stability ServicesComprehensive services for individuals and families with the goal of stopping the cycle of need and achieving a more stable life. Services include case management and help with: -Budgeting and financial literacy -Finding and keeping a job -Disaster relief -Access to community referrals -Assistance with utility bills -Assistance for the emergency needs of seniorsAlleghenyCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Inc. Team HOPE Safety Net & Stability ServicesCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Inc.
Community Action Partnership for Somerset County Free Job GuidanceInstruction on the "soft skills' needed to successfully apply for and obtain employments.SomersetCAPFSC Supportive Work/EARNCommunity Action Partnership for Somerset County
Corporate America Supports YouCorporate 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 NetworkMilitary Spouse Corporate Career Network
Dress for Success Pittsburgh Career CenterProfessional suiting services and career development programs available to women in the community.AlleghenyDress for Success Pittsburgh Career CenterDress for Success
Dress for Success Pittsburgh - Going Places Network8 week series of workshops focusing on job preparation and career advancement. Instruction on career skills, using job search resources, and building confidence. Topics covered in 6 weekly meetings, include how to present your personal “brand” in interviews, customize your résumé for different positions, navigate social media for job leads and much more. Participants also have the chance to work one-on-one with career coaches and build their personal network in a small, supportive environment with other women. Provided weekly are transportation, light breakfast & lunch, suiting for interviews, and connections to employers.AlleghenyDress for Success PittsburghDress for Success
Eastside Neighborhood Employment CenterAssists with resume writing, job leads, interview preparation training referrals, and career assistance for adults and youth. A career counselor for youth, ages 14 to 21, helps with job readiness, resume preparation and job search/placement. Free computer classes offered. AlleghenyEastside Neighborhood Employment CenterEastside Neighborhood Employment Center
Employment Services (Specialist)Goodwill provides employment services that will support an individual in keeping and finding a job. Services include: * Employment Preparation (explore options, job placement plans, resumes and interview prep, access to assistive technology) * Job Search (search the local job market, contact employers, track job search) * Job Placement (match with opportunities that meet job skills, educate employers about special needs) * Follow-Along and Job Retention (on-the-job coaching and support, regular communication with employer within the first 30 days of employment, on-going job and skills training, advice on advancement or promotion) * Employer Support (special needs education as it relates to work place modifications, tax incentives for hiring individuals with disabilities)FranklinGoodwill Industries of Central Pennsylvania, Inc.Goodwill Industries International
Fayette County Community Action Agency Employment Preparation ServicesOffers guidance and services toward self-sufficiency for adults and families. Services include: Housing Case Management, Utility Assistance, Foodbank, Food Stamp Program, Women Infants Children, Nurse Family Partnership, Aging Programs, Meals on Wheels, Retired Seniors Volunteers, Financial Opportunity Center, Adult Day CenterFayetteEmployment Preparation ServicesFayette County Community Action Agency
Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania - Lawrenceville WORKSLinks Lawrenceville residents to job-training and employment services. Eligible participants must be actively seeking employment. A service coordinator provides one-on-one job search help including help with resume, job leads, interview prep and more.AlleghenyLawrenceville WORKSGoodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Hill House Association Non-Custodial Employment Program.Job placement; job readiness and preparation; career / employment development; case management/outreach; public transportation assistance; academic / manhood / fatherhood / cultural awareness / mentoring.AlleghenyHill House AssociationHill House Association
Indiana County Community Action Program - Work ReadyProvides job preparation classes to Indiana County residents referred by the County Assistance Office. Primary goal is to secure and retain employment by providing services that will help the client stabilize barriers that may hinder them from achieving self-sufficiency. This is accomplished through appropriate assessments, evaluations, services and activities.IndianaEmployment ProgramIndiana County Community Action Program
JFCS Career Development Center - WorkAbleProvides 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.AlleghenyJFCS Career Development CenterJewish Family and Community Services
Job Training Agency, Inc. - DonoraOperates government-funded employment programs including EARN, Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Self-Employment Assistance (SEA), and Welfare to Work. These programs serve disadvantaged individuals ranging in ages from 14 to older workers. EARN provides education/training, work activities, job readiness, life skills and supportive services targeted to welfare clients with serious employment barriers.The SEA Program offers classroom training on starting a small business.WashingtonJob Training Agency, Inc.Washington Greene County Job Training Agency, Inc.
Job Training Agency, Inc. - Greene CountyOperates government-funded employment programs including EARN, Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Self-Employment Assistance (SEA), and Welfare to Work. These programs serve disadvantaged individuals ranging in ages from 14 to older workers. EARN provides education/training, work activities, job readiness, life skills and supportive services targeted to welfare clients with serious employment barriers.The SEA Program offers classroom training on starting a small business.GreeneJob Training Agency, Inc.Washington Greene County Job Training Agency, Inc.
Job Training Agency, Inc. - Washington CountyOperates government-funded employment programs including EARN, Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Self-Employment Assistance (SEA), and Welfare to Work. These programs serve disadvantaged individuals ranging in ages from 14 to older workers. EARN provides education/training, work activities, job readiness, life skills and supportive services targeted to welfare clients with serious employment barriers.The SEA Program offers classroom training on starting a small business.WashingtonJob Training Agency, Inc.Washington Greene County Job Training Agency, Inc.
Job Training for Beaver County, Inc.Job search assistance, skills training, career assessment, Work Certified job search training and entrepreneurship workshops. Youth services include internships, work readiness training, occupational skills training, GED instructional support, and career exploration.BeaverJob Training for Beaver County, Inc.Job Training for Beaver County, Inc.
Life'sWork of Western PA - Work Ready ProgramWork Ready (WR) Program assists individuals who are on TANF to become self-sufficient. Work Ready assists individuals in gaining job skills as well as job placement. Through enrollment individuals are provided with case management services that not only connect them with community resources to assist in removing barriers, but also assist in working on the soft skills that will make them more marketable to employers. There are two phases to WR, pre-placement and post-placement. Pre-Placement is the phase where an individual participates in state approved activities such as Community Service, Paid Work Experience, Education and Training and Job Search for a predetermined amount of hours each week. The individual remains in this phase until employment of 20 hours or more is obtained. Once employed for 20 or more hours the individual enters the post-placement phase where they remain for at least 6 months. During the post placement phase the Service Coordinator provides case management to assure the individual is transitioning positively into the workforce as well as providing support and resources. Once an individual has worked 6 consecutive months they have successfully completed the program.AlleghenyLife'sWork of Western PALife'sWork of Western PA
Military Spouse Corporate Career NetworkThe 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 NetworkMilitary Spouse Corporate Career Network
Mon Valley Initiative - Workforce and Business Development ProgramFinancial Opportunity Center - Assists unemployed and under-employed regional job seekers. Offers job search and placement assistance, job clubs, career counseling, financial coaching, income support services, and a computer lab for job seekers. Special services for ex-offenders include job clubs and workshops on criminal record expungement, sealants and pardons in Pennsylvania.AlleghenyWorkforce and Business Development ProgramMon Valley Initiative
North Hills Community Outreach Millvale OfficeProvides food and financial assistance to families in crisis situations. Provides employment services; legal consultation; self-help support groups; disaster relief; Education Assisatnce (post-secondary scholarships) for adults; volunteer caregivers for the elderly. Offers seasonal help such as school supplies and holiday food.AlleghenyNorth Hills Community Outreach - Millvale OfficeNorth Hills Community Outreach
North Hills Community Outreach North BoroughsProvides food and financial assistance to families in crisis situations. Provides employment services; legal consultation; self-help support groups; disaster relief; education assistance (post-secondary school scholarships) for nontraditional adults; volunteer caregivers for the elderly and for those with disabilities or chronic illnesses. Offers seasonal help such as school supplies, coats and Thanksgiving food.AlleghenyNHCO North BoroughsNorth Hills Community Outreach
Northside Leadership ConferenceBuilds and renovates houses on the North Side and helps families purchase homes of their own. Partnership program works to involve Northside businesses with the community, and assists Allegheny General Hospital by referring Northside residents for employment opportunities as well as partnership activities and health initiatives. (Employment Center closed June 2016) AlleghenyNorthside Leadership ConferenceNorthside Leadership Conference
PA CareerLink Armstrong County - Veterans ProgramThe 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 Armstrong county, the Veterans Representative/Specialist in your area is: Marie Dillon-Griffith mdillon-gr@pa.gov 724-548-5693, Ext. 7117ArmstrongPA CareerLink Armstrong CountyPA CareerLink
Pennsylvania Women Work - New Choices Career DevelopmentA series of career development classes that teach women (and men) the skills they need to search for a job, ace an interview, and find employment that pays a family-sustaining wage. The ten-session career development program provides individualized support in areas including career assessment and exploration, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing techniques and stress and time management. Students will also learn current computer skills.AlleghenyPennsylvania Women WorkPennsylvania Women Work
Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom - Young Adult Summer ProgramProject for Freedom's Young Adult Summer Program is a 2-week summer program for 11th and 12th grade students and recent high school graduates with disabilities that focuses on the soft skills–communication skills, interpersonal skills, decision making skills, and lifelong learning skills–necessary for the workplace. Focus will be on job readiness, employment goals, employment opportunities and strategies for success. By the end of the program students will have an awareness of what it takes to be employed, prepare the necessary tools to search for employment, and will effectively present at an interview. Material will be based on “Skills to Pay the Bills” curriculum developed by the Department of Labor specifically for individuals with disabilities. It will be presented in an interactive workshop environment that encourages workplace best practices. The Instructor will monitor progress. Strategies will be developed for improvement and students will leave with the start of an employment plan. Pre and post assessments will measure progress. This program will be the start for continuing education in this critical area of transition from school to work. Make sure your student is prepared for employment. Be a part of this exciting program.AlleghenyPittsburgh Disability Employment Project for FreedomVolunteers of America of Pennsylvania - Sharpsburg
Pre-Employment ServicesDepending on need, a customer may participate in pre-employment activities such as Community Based Work Assessments (conducted with employers in the community), job searching and interview skills training, resume development, and more – all of which are aimed to prepare the individual for selecting and securing employment to match current skills and abilities.FranklinAHEDD - Franklin & FultonAHEDD, Inc.
Pre-Vocational ServiceWhen sheltered employment is the most appropriate vocational setting, work activities provides for long term employment opportunities. This program offers training in all spheres of employment to include job training on a variety of jobs, social competence in the work place, and worker personality. As individuals are assigned a Program Specialist and placed in a work center they are helped to reach their highest level of employ-ability. At OSI, clients perform a wide variety in-house subcontracting services while earning a paycheck and providing valuable services to local companies.FranklinOccupational Services, Inc- Franklin ProgramOccupational Services, Inc
United States Department of Labor - Employment and Training Administration - Veterans Key to Career SuccessThe 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:
  • 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.
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.
United States Department of Labor - Employment and Training AdministrationUnited States Department of Labor
Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh - Employment DivisionJob development, counseling, referral/placement, and job-readiness seminars and training.AlleghenyEmployment DivisionUrban League of Greater Pittsburgh
Veterans Health Administration, Altoona - James E. Van Zandt Medical Center Veteran's Job ClubVeteran's Job Club meets on a weekly basis and is primarily a networking group for Veteran's engaged in a job search. Group members discuss job search strategies, share job search websites, and possible job leads. On occasion, guest speakers will address the group and provide job search tipsBlairVeterans Health Administration, Altoona - James E. Van Zandt VA Medical CenterUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Leadership Program - Homeless Veterans Reintegration ProgramThe Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) at VLP provides services to homeless, unemployed, or underemployed Veterans. Veterans Leadership Program’s HVRP Job Club is tailored to meet the needs of this group of Veterans and is held 4 times each year. During Job Club, participants meet for 8 days on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Some sessions feature morning and afternoon segments, and lunch is provided if the Veteran stays for both. When Job Club wraps up for the day, Veterans are given bus tickets so they can return for the following session.AlleghenyVeterans Leadership Program-Homeless Veterans Reintegration ProgramVeterans Leadership Program of Western PA
Veterans Leadership Program of Western PA - Job ClubsCareer seminar series for veteransAlleghenyVeterans Leadership Program of Western PAVeterans Leadership Program of Western PA
Westmoreland Community Action Employment PreparationProvides adults with assistance to prepare them for employment.WestmorelandEmployment PreparationWestmoreland Community Action
YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Women's Resource Center-HomewoodSupports women and their families in achieving self-sufficiency through providing an extensive network of financial management skills, tools and training. Advocates with community partners to improve access and to develop opportunities for life-long learning. Provides referrals, breast and cervical health navigation, personalized support, and assistance in applying for public benefits and health insurance.AlleghenyYWCA Greater Pittsburgh Women's Resource CenterYWCA of Greater Pittsburgh

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