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    Programs that provide individual or group training for people who want to learn general strategies or specific techniques for looking for work which may include use of newspapers and Internet listings to identify job opportunities, networking strategies utilizing friends and professional acquaintances and use of professional organizations, executive search firms, employment agencies and community organizations that post job vacancies or provide job search/placement services.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Booker T. Washington Center - Job Training/Resume WritingThis program is for teens and adults who want to improve their job prospects. It includes resume writing and revising, practice interviews, understanding types of training necessary for certain jobs, job search tips, and some skills development for specific entry level career paths.ErieBooker T. Washington CenterBooker T. Washington Center
    Family Services of Western Pennsylvania - Military Veterans Employment Work GroupFamily Services of Western Pennsylvania's Military Veterans Employment Work Group provides employment assistance to veterans and military members. Includes assistance with resume preparation, filling out applications, job search techniques, and notifying potential employers of the skills acquired during military service.WestmorelandCommunity Partnership ServicesFamily Services of Western Pennsylvania
    Farmer Veteran CoalitionThe Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) works with veterans in the food and farming community in all 50 states, to provide farming education, and veteran assistance to those in need. FVC works with veterans, their families, and employers to support those returning to or beginning careers in food and farming and develops viable employment and meaningful careers through the collaboration of the farming and military communities. Veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 are encouraged by FVC to participate in the program. Farmer Veteran CoalitionFarmer Veteran Coalition
    Greater Philadelphia Veterans NetworkAssists veterans in finding employment through programs, mentorships, networking and job leads. Educates employers on how to hire local veterans.Greater Philadelphia Veterans NetworkGreater Philadelphia Veterans Network
    Jewish Family and Community Services WorkAble at Bethel ParkProvides career consulting and employment coaching to unemployed job hunters in the Pittsburgh 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 resourcesAlleghenyJFCS Career Development CenterJewish Family and Community Services
    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. WorkAble is available at sites through Allegheny county, including Millvale, Bethel Park, Prospect Park, Mt Lebanon, Bellevue, Allison Park, Oakland and Squirrel Hill.AlleghenyJFCS Career Development CenterJewish Family and Community Services
    Lawrence County Community Action Partnership - SSVF Housing and Employment ServicesThe Lawrence County Community Action Partnership's SSVF Housing and Employment Services provides veterans and their families assistance with:
    • Employment Opportunities
    • Legal Services
    • Resume Building
    • Cover Letter Writing
    • Job Searching
    • Applications
    • Microsoft Office
    • Other Computer Skills
    LawrenceLawrence County Community Action Partnership - Emergency & Community ServicesLawrence County Community Action Partnership
    Northern Tier Community Action Corporation - Referral/Case ManagementAll individuals participating in programs at Northern Tier participate in a needs assessment evaluation to determine immediate needs and prioritize how we might provide assistance. From this needs assessment a mutually agreed upon action plan is developed to establish goals and guide the client and the case manager. As part of the goals established, Case Managers will work with the family to develop a monthly cash flow and money management plan. Case Managers will work with individuals and families to develop and increase job seeking and employability skills to increase the potential for employment and self-sufficiency.CameronNorthern Tier Community Action CorporationNorthern Tier Community Action Corporation
    Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for FreedomPittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom provides a business directed training resulting in competitive employment for people with disabilities. Project for Freedom is a 10-week training program followed by a 2-week job shadow/internship experience. The training is focused on beginner to intermediate level computer skills, call center support, job search and professional skills. Students are evaluated for employment opportunities based on both hard skills related to their potential profession and soft skills such as communication, interpersonal skills, work ethic, and leadership. The purpose of this program is placement in unsupported competitive employment. Goals include:
    • Learn valuable customer service skills (NO collections/telemarketing), Windows 7, Microsoft Office, computer security and more.
    • Develop soft skills for workplace success: critical thinking, problem solving, communication, attitude, teamwork and ethics.
    • Gain job hunting skills, develop a resume, polish interviewing and public speaking skills.
    • Discuss employment goals and opportunities, and meet with our corporate partners for possible recruitment.
    AlleghenyPittsburgh Disability Employment Project for FreedomVolunteers of America of Pennsylvania - Sharpsburg
    Pittsburgh Seekers Job NetworkingJob Networking Group to help job searchers establish and build a job search network. Provides a place for job seekers to gather and receive encouragement, support, job-search tips, job leads, and practice networking skills. In addition to two monthly meetings and online networking, group facilitators are available for one-on-one counseling and interview coaching sessions.AlleghenyIngomar Church - Seekers Job NetworkingIngomar United Methodist Church
    South Hills Interfaith Movement - WorkAbleWorkAble is a program designed to help job seekers build the skills necessary to land their next job. WorkAble combines the services of professional career consultants, assistance from volunteer mentors, and skill building workshops to provide support during the job search. WorkAble’s holistic approach can also help clients address immediate critical needs and barriers to employment. This programs is funded through the United Way of Allegheny County and is a collaboration of the Career Development Center, North Hills Community Outreach, and South Hills Interfaith Ministries.AlleghenySouth Hills Interfaith Movement Family Support ProgramsSouth Hills Interfaith Movement
    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: 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 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
    United States Department of Labor - is a free web-based job board enabling federal job seekers access to thousands of job opportunities across hundreds of federal agencies and organizations, allowing agencies to meet their legal obligation (5 USC 3327 and 5 USC 3330) of providing public notice for federal employment opportunities. As the Federal Government's official source for federal job listings and employment opportunity information, provides a variety of opportunities. To date, USAJOBS has attracted over 17 million job seekers. is available to everyone! Setting up a USAJOBS account simply requires an email to sign up. Registered users can build a resume or upload a resume in a compatible format for submission across most Federal Agencies. To search for potential job matches, seekers can look for positions through a variety of methods including agency, job type, location or salary range. provides special categories for federal employment job seekers who are:
    • Individuals with Disabilities,
    • Veterans,
    • Students and Recent Graduates,
    • Senior Executives.
    United States Department of LaborUnited States Department of Labor

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