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State of Delaware Job Seeker Resources  

Key info about Unemployment Insurance  (live chat during office hours!)

Claimants need to review the claimant handbook to make sure they are following the requirements. 

Claimant Handbook Link:  https://ui.delawareworks.com/claimant-handbook.php

 

You can contact regarding job search assistance or unemployment information  (from 8am- 4:30pm) through their live chat option at DE VOCAL or visit DE Dept of Labor

Click COVID-19 Jobs for Current Job Openings and Department of Labor COVID-19 Response Center 

 

https://joblink.delaware.gov/ada/r/job_seeker is the Dept of Labor's secure website to search and apply for jobs, and many other resources!   

Education and Training Services 

Division of Employment & Training (DET) can help cover the cost of degree, license, & certificate programs listed on the Eligible Training Provider List 

The Career Planning Workshop as well as your assigned Employment Service Specialist will help you craft & develop your education and employment plan. 
You must be determined eligible and then you must go through a competitive process. This process can take at least 4 weeks to complete. 

Pause, stabilize and grow: Advice for workers displaced by COVID-19

Delaware-based workforce development consultant and motivator Darrell "Coach D" Andrews is the developer of the "Reinvention Process," designed to help displaced workers identify new career pathways.

Other Online Resources

Veterans

 

Institute For Veterans And Military Families (This link opens in a new tab) Career Training, Preparation, and Employment VetNet – Online resource offering innovative networking tools, career training, job opportunities and entrepreneurship classes. VetNet is a free service for the entire veteran and military family community. Onward to Opportunity (O2O) – A career skills program that provides civilian career training, professional certifications and employment services support to transitioning service members, members of the Reserves or National Guard, veterans, and military spouses.

Article about how it works, with tips for using Google for Jobs . Enables job seekers including Veterans to find job listings from job sites and employers quickly and easily. 

Military Transition with employment and career planning with TAP workshops

extensive Veteran resources 

United States Department of Labor-Coronavirus updates

Non-Filers Tool to Get Stimulus Payment

The IRS and the Director of the Division of Revenue have requested help in getting a message out to lower income individuals who are eligible for a stimulus payment but were not required to file a tax return in 2018 or 2019. There is now an online tool available for them to request their stimulus payment directly.

This would specifically relate to US citizens and permanent residents with individual gross income less than $12,200 ($24,400 married) that are not on Social Security or Social Security disability and are not declared as dependents of others.

Economic Impact Payments  www.irs.gov/eip  #COVIDreliefIRS

                     -Leslie A. Poland, Delaware Department of Finance, 302.577.8522, leslie.poland@delaware.gov

EEOC COVID-19 Resources

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released resources on COVID-19 and federal employment nondiscrimination laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act. Publications include "What You Should Know About the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and COVID-19" and "Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act." Also available is a recorded "Ask the EEOC" webinar that answers questions submitted by the public about how to respond to COVID-19.

Read the EEOC press release  

COVID-19 and Stress

Job Accommodation Network consultant Sarah Small posted a blog on "Coronavirus (COVID-19), Stress, and Mental Health Conditions." Small discusses the effects of stressors that may accompany the social distancing required by the COVID-19 response, especially for people with mental health conditions.

Read the Job Accommodation Network blog  

COVID-19 Impact on Individuals with Disabilities in the States

The Council of State Governments, a partner of the Office of Disability Employment Policy's State Exchange on Employment & Disability initiative, released a blog titled "COVID-19 and Impacts on Individuals with Disabilities." The post highlights the     importance for states to consider the potential effects on their more vulnerable citizens, including those with disabilities, as they take steps to ensure safety for citizens during this national pandemic. Considerations noted include home and community supports and service provision, and access to education, information, steady employment, healthcare, and other critical needs. The post also provides links to resources, as well as state and federal examples of policies that secure continuity of services    and operations, ensure inclusivity to all, and provide access to information and programs.

Read the CSG blog   

Learn about SEED  

LEAD Center Newsletter

The LEAD Center published its LEAD On! Quarterly Newsletter for March 2020. Featured is information on the Online Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Data Visualization Tool. This interactive resource displays data on the required disability-related WIOA reporting elements by state. The newsletter also highlights Financial Literacy Month in April.

Read the LEAD Center newsletter   

Autism Resources

April is Autism Awareness Month. The WorkforceGPS website posted "Workplace Resources for Autism Spectrum Disorder," a tool to support employers who hire individuals with autism, including information from the Job Accommodation Network on    workplace accommodations. Tools to support individuals and families are also provided.

Visit the website 

 

 

Other One- Stop Partner Resource Centers

Job Assistance Schedule- Open Walk in and Dept of Labor in the Libraries

Employment Services Specialists

at the Library

Recommended Simple Downloadable Job Seeker Documents

Resumes

Example of a short resume used for Networking purposes--like business cards; Profiles on Resume, Summary for Linked In--think of this as your elevator pitch for interviews. 

Cover Letter

Reference Sheet and User/Password Tracker

Entrepreneur/Start up Business Resourcesl

Interns and Volunteers Needed

Experience with human resources, computers, counseling, and/or job coaching a big plus!

For more information, please contact the Social Innovation Team Coordinator

  • Alta Porterfield (302) 922-0753

Temp Agencies in Delaware

Financial Empowerment: General Resources

600's Applied Sciences