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  1. When I try to register on the PA CareerLink® website I am getting a message that I am already enrolled. I don’t remember registering on the website, what should I do?
  2. I forgot my Keystone ID (Username) and Password, how can I access my registration?
  3. I apply for jobs on the PA CareerLink® website but I never hear from the employers. Am I doing something wrong?
  4. Are there charges for services at PA CareerLink® Carbon County?
  5. Do I have to be unemployed to use PA CareerLink®?
  6. Do I have to be a resident of Carbon County to use the services at PA CareerLink® Carbon County?
  7. What types of services are available at PA CareerLink® Carbon County?
  8. Is there a PA CareerLink® Office located close to where I reside?
  9. How do I file an Unemployment Compensation claim?
  10. Can I file an Unemployment Compensation claim in person?

 

 

 

     

  1. When I try to register on the PA CareerLink® website I am getting a message that I am already enrolled. I don't remember registering on the website, what should I do?

  2. If you were attempting to register as a new user, stop at this point and contact your local PA CareerLink® office for assistance. PA CareerLink® staff will assist you in getting in to your profile.

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  3. I forgot my Keystone ID (Username) and Password, how can I access my registration?

  4. From the PA CareerLink® homepage, www.pacareerlink.pa.gov, in the sign in box click on the “Forgot your Keystone ID/Password?” link. Then, select the option "Job Seeker" and additional options will appear. Select the option that applies to you, then click the Continue button on the lower right. Fill in the information requested on the screens that follow. Screens will vary depending on the option you chose. If you are unable to access your registration using these steps, call, email, or visit your local PA CareerLink® office for assistance.

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  5. I apply for jobs on the PA CareerLink® website but I never hear from the employers. Am I doing something wrong?

  6. One reason we often see is that applicants are not fully applying for the job. Make sure you read the page carefully for any further contact instructions from the employer. Another possibility is that after the employer reviewed your resume they did not feel that you met the qualifications for the job. This is why you must make sure that your online resume includes all of your experience, skills and abilities so that employers know your qualifications.

    Note: The PA CareerLink® system includes job postings from Registered Employers as well as job postings from other websites. Instructions for applying will vary depending upon the source.

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  7. Are there charges for services at PA CareerLink® Carbon County?

  8. Use of the PA CareerLink® website, the Career Resource Center and career services at the PA CareerLink® Carbon County, and almost all of the workshops and events we hold are provided at NO cost. At times we may have an event or workshop that charges a small fee for the materials provided. If there is a cost involved it will be noted.

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  9. Do I have to be unemployed to use PA CareerLink®?

  10. No, you do not have to be unemployed to use the PA CareerLink® website or most PA CareerLink® services.

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  11. Do I have to be a resident of Carbon County to use the services at PA CareerLink® Carbon County?

  12. Any resident of Pennsylvania who is eligible to work in the United States can take advantage of the career services of the PA CareerLink®. This includes use of the Career Resource Center (computers, Internet, fax machine, etc.) There are some partner programs in the PA CareerLink® Carbon County that do have residency requirements, for example, Workforce Training. If you reside outside of Carbon County we can assist you in locating similar services in the county where you reside.

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  13. What types of services are available at PA CareerLink® Carbon County?

  14. We have a description of some of the many services we offer under "Job Seeker Services" and "Employer Services" - just click on those links in our navigation bar at the top left of your screen. You can also view what type of services are available from each of our partners by clicking on the "Our Partners" link. Click on the partner name and you will see a description of their services. If a service you are interested in is not listed on our website please feel free to contact our office at 570-325-2701. We maintain lists of many agencies who may be able to assist you.

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  15. Is a PA CareerLink® Office located close to where I reside?

  16. A list of PA CareerLink® Offices or participating agencies can be found here. Enter your zip code, select the mileage radius you wish to search within, then click the “Search” button.

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  17. How do I file an Unemployment Compensation claim?

  18. You can file a claim by phone - call the statewide toll-free number at 1-888-313-7284. Calling hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8:00am to 4:00pm, and Friday 8:00am to 12:00pm. Claims can also be filed on the Internet at www.uc.pa.gov. If you do not have access to a telephone or the Internet, PA CareerLink® Carbon County has a courtesy telephone you can use that offers a direct line to the Unemployment Compensation Call Center for filing your claim. The courtesy phone is available Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00am-3:00pm. Or, if you prefer, use our computers to file your claim over the internet.

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  19. Can I file an Unemployment Compensation claim in person?

  20. Claims are no longer filed in person, please see the methods listed above on how to file a claim. Any questions concerning your claim should be directed to 1-888-313-7284. If you need assistance in faxing forms pertaining to your Unemployment Compensation claim feel free to visit the PA CareerLink® Carbon County office, we will fax your forms at no charge to you.

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