Our economy is slowly beginning to rebound after the financial collapse of 2008, but unemployment is a lingering problem in Chester County. Fortunately, there are excellent resources available to assist people either to find new jobs, start their own businesses or expand existing ones which will, in turn, help create more jobs for our region.
I am pleased to present some tools which will be of use to many citizens in building their own economic recovery through the power of individual initiative and effort:
PA CareerLink - www.pacareerlink.state.pa.us (click on Chester County)
Job Spidering - www.paworkstats.state.pa.us (click "job spidering" type in zip code and the database searches for all jobs posted within a 5, 10, 15 mile radius).
Chester County Workforce Investment Board - www.chesco.org/wib
Hire One - www.hireonecc.com (private-private collaboration of Chester County Economic Development Council, Workforce Investment Board, PA Career Link and local businesses).
Pennsylvania Bureau of State Employment - www.employment.pa.gov
State Civil Service Commission - www.scsc.state.pa.us
Women's Opportunity Resource Center (WORC) - www.worc-pa.com
Best Places to Work in PA - www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com
Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania - www.wednetpa.com