Rapid Response Program
The AFL-CIO community services liaison and the PA Department of Labor and Industry provide services to dislocated workers. Rapid response is an early intervention service that assists workers and employers affected by layoffs, plant closures or natural disasters in the Capital Region. The primary goal is to provide workers with the resources and services they need to allow them to find new jobs or get the training and education needed for new careers. There is no charge to the employer or employee for these services, and they are provided regardless of the reason for the layoff.
“Surviving Tough Economic Times and Unemployment Guide”
United Way of the Capital Region’s “Surviving Tough Economic Times and Unemployment Guide” includes a list of more than 100 local programs and services to help those in need. The guide also includes tips on dealing with creditors, managing a budget and coping with stress. View our Surviving Tough Economic Times and Unemployment Guide, or contact United Way at 732.0700.
“Foreclosure Prevention Resource Guide”
Through a collaboration with The PNC Foundation, United Way of the Capital Region has created the “Foreclosure Prevention Resource Guide.” This easy-to-read guide includes information on understanding credit scores, the foreclosure process and a list of local organizations to help people at risk of losing their home. View a copy of the Foreclosure Prevention Guide, or call Heidi Neuhaus at 724.4055.
For other helpful resources during tough economic times, visit the Resources area of our web site.