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Wants to Learn about Reentry and Transitional Programs from the Criminal Justice System

Individuals reentering the community from the criminal justice system often face challenges gaining employment. Access information about resources and transitional programs.

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View the DOC's reentry, transitional, and community reentry resources
View interactive reentry service map that displays services for individuals
View information on the expungement process to help rectify past records
View local supportive services located in the Philadelphia and the Harrisburg region
Learn about CareerOneStop's site for navigating the workforce with a criminal background

Wants to Learn about Displaced Homemaker Resources

Displaced homemakers are individuals who have been providing unpaid services to family members in the home. Individuals may wish to return to paid work outside the home for a variety of reasons.

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View resources and support programs for children and their families
View subsidized child-care programs supporting low-income families
Learn more about this non-profit organization empowering women through employment
Learn about funding opportunities and service tools that aid in job searches
Learn more about this DHHS-funded resource for fathers looking for advice and support

Wants to Discover Ways to Work While in Retirement

Many retirees choose to go back to work or work part-time while still in retirement. There are a number of programs dedicated to older workers seeking employment throughout the state.

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Learn how returning to work as a member of the Public School Retirement System impacts benefits
Review how returning to work impacts your state retirement benefits
Learn about funding opportunities and service tools that aid in job searches
Learn about accessing resources from the nation's largest non-profit dedicated to individuals 50 and over

Wants to Return to Work After a Leave of Absence

Individuals may take a leave of absence from work for medical, family or other reasons. Explore resources for returning to work after various types of leave.

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Learn more about Worker's Compensation benefits and the claims process
Learn about legislation requiring expansion of family and medical leave due to COVID-19
Read about the U.S. Department of Labor's federal guidance on the Family and Medical Leave Act
Read about the EEOC's "Enforcement Guidance on Reasonable Accomodation and Undue Hardship under the ADA"
Read about the U.S. DOL's Office of Disability Employment Policy's federal guidance on the Family and Medical Leave Act
Job Market Data
View job market data from the Center for Workforce Information and Analysis
Web Resources
View workforce and career-related websites
U.S. Department of Labor
Explore resources for job seekers from the U.S. Department of Labor
Pennsylvania's Rapid Reemployment Program (RRP)
Discover how RRP supports reemployment services for UC claimants
Worker's Compensation
Learn about worker's compensation benefits
Unemployment Compensation
View resources on eligibility requirements and the application process
PA Adult Education Resources
Learn about the available resources for adult education under the Office of Postsecondary and Higher Education
Apply for Benefits
Learn how PA COMPASS can help individuals apply for health and human service programs
Employment Services
View infographics related to a variety of DHS topics, including employment programs
PA Refugee Resettlement Program
Read how this program supports refugees and their families with employment, economic self-sufficiency, and social integration
Central PA LGBT Center
Discover the available programs supporting the well-being for LGBTQ+ people
Philadelphia LGBT Community Services
Learn more about the culture, community, and government services available to the LGBT community
LGBT Centers
Find the closest LGBT community member center in your area
PennDOT
Learn more about the available driver, vehicle, and online services
Find Public Transportation
Discover public transit options in your PA county
PA Department of Health
Discover how the Department of Health strives to promote healthy behavior
PA Guide to Treating Heroin and Opioid Addiction
Read what actions you can take towards treating heroin and opioid addiction
Opioid Addiction Information
Learn more about Pennsylvania's approach to ending the opioid crisis
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA)
Learn about student financial aid services
U.S. Department of Education
Discover the programs offered by the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE)
USAJOBS
View federal employment opportunities

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