The Careerlink centers in Philadelphia provide job training, job search assistance, specialized employment workshops, networking groups and career counseling. Careerlink also provides financial assistance to job seekers who are pursuing full-time employment within specific fields, such as nursing, information technology and manufacturing. The centers give job seekers access to computers, the Internet, printers, fax machines and copiers. The centers also offer information on and referrals to other community support services, job training programs and educational resources.
The Careerlink centers have specialized services such as veterans representatives, vocational rehabilitation for individuals with disabilities, and a program for individuals aged 55 and older. The Careerlink centers have technology options for individuals with disabilities so that they can access the full range of services.
The centers offer many classes and workshops. "Returning Citizens" is a workshop designed for job seekers who have a criminal record. "Skill-Assessment" is a workshop that allows participants to take several assessments to find matching career options. The centers also offer free computer skills training, resume and cover letter assistance, and mock interview practice. The centers host networking groups wherein job seekers share contact information, information on job openings, employer contacts, job search ideas and resources. To see a full list of available workshops and classes, visit the Philadelphia Careerlink website at PhilaWorks.org. Visually impaired individuals can call (215) 557-2625 to speak to a Careerlink representative as of 2015. All services are free of cost.