Benefits and Supportive Services

For you to thrive, your economic opportunity must be greater than your life’s obstacles. Everyone could use a little extra support at some point on their career path. We understand that employment and career choices come second to basic needs. Find resources here to help you with access to food, housing, childcare, financial aid, and more. Take your next step to overcome some of life’s most common obstacles.

Resources That Meet Your Needs

While working on your career path, additional support can make your life easier. Access FREE one-on-one enrollment support to help Philadelphia residents apply for over 20 public benefits.

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Additional support and benefits

Access benefits including literacy services, English as a Second Language (ESL), child care services, and more!

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Computer resources

Computers with internet access, printers, and fax machines are all available in all PA CareerLink® centers at no-cost.

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Financial well-being

Guidance to help you reduce debt, improve credit, learn how to save for a home, and improve financial well-being.

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Complete your degree

Return to college to complete your degree. Receive educational counseling and support.

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Educational opportunities at any age

Quality adult education resources to prepare for high school equivalency (GED®, HiSET®) and improve your skills in reading and writing, math, English language (ESL), and digital fluency.

Accessibility Tools

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You are now leaving this site to go to www.pacareerlink.pa.gov. In PA CareerLink®, job-seekers have the ability to search and apply for job openings across the Commonwealth or narrow it down to their own town. You can create and upload a resume and make yourself available to thousands of employers.


PA CareerLink® will also recommend jobs for you based on your preferences. One exciting feature is an automatic capture of all of your job-search activities within PA CareerLink®. You have the ability to record any outside job-search activities, too. All in one place. All for free.