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COVID RESOURCES FOR CAREER PROFESSIONALS

The Pandemic has required states to issue stay-at-home orders which led to either businesses shuttering or employees remotely working from home.  Unemployment has reached unprecedented numbers. Small businesses and entrepreneurs are experiencing income loss when they cannot serve their consumers.

With no immediate end in sight, resources are being made available to support individuals during this difficult period.

If you have resources to add to this page, email them to technology@thepacda.org.

FOR INDIVIDUALS:

The Federal CARES ACT has assisted States in expanding their Unemployment Compensation program:

  • Open for full-time, part-time, furloughed and self-employed workers affected by the Coronavirus.
  • An additional 13 weeks is added to the typical length of coverage (determined by the state).
  • Provides an additional $600 added to the calculated payment amount of aid.
  • One week waiting period is waived; however due to volume of claims the processing time is longer.
  • The Expanded program remains open until December 31, 2020.


To apply, workers need to visit their state and review the eligibility requirements:

     PENNSYLVANIANEW JERSEY; AND DELAWARE

    FOR SMALL BUSINESS:

    The Paycheck Protection Program provides government resources to assist small businesses impacted by the Coronavirus who need help covering payroll and with applicable overhead.

    JOB SEARCH DURING PANDEMIC

    Many companies are still actively recruiting despite the social-distancing guidelines in place. However, it requires changes to how positions are recruited with many moving to phone or virtual interviews. Some companies are experiencing hiring freezes or a slowdown in openings as companies try to figure out their needs. It requires flexibility and patience on the part of the job seeker.

    ADVICE:                              What Does the Coronavirus Pandemic Mean for Your Job Search?

                                                 Tips for Searching During a Hiring Slowdown

    ACTIVELY HIRING:           54 Companies Actively Hiring During COVID-19

                                                89 Companies That Want Your Applications Now

    REMOTE JOBS:                   Virtual Companies with Remote Work

                                                 Best Remote Job Boards

    SHARPEN YOUR VIRTUAL SKILLS:

    Companies attempting to fill positions may use virtual options, which means video interviewing may be requested.

    Tips for Success in Video Interviewing

    Networking remains a way to navigate the job market, but networking online requires different skills than in-person.

    Here are some tips: Networking Virtually, The New Normal


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