Employment Resources


Finding a job can be difficult.  Thankfully there are a wide variety of resources to help you in your job search.

Pennsylvania Unemployment Resources

Laid off or furloughed because of COVID-19? Claim your unemployment benefits. Click the following to learn about COVID-19 claims: File your COVID-19 Claim

Click the following for more information on PA Unemployment: PA Unemployment

Click the following to learn how to file for regular PA Unemployment: File Your Initial Claim

Click the following to know your rights and responsibilities: PA UE Handbook

Click the following to file your Bi-Weekly Claim: File Your Bi-Weekly Claim

Need a job now? Find what is available in Pennsylvania and your local area. 

CareerLink (www.pacareerlink.pa.gov/jponline) is a collaborative project between multiple agencies to provide career services to Pennsylvania employers, potential employees, and others. Pennsylvania CareerLink is operated under the direction of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

Indeed (www.indeed.com) strives to put job seekers first, giving them free access to search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies.

LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com) is a social network that focuses on professional networking and career development. You can use LinkedIn.com to display your resume, search for jobs, and enhance your professional reputation by posting updates and interacting with other people.

PA Employment (https://www.employment.pa.gov/Pages/jobopportunities.aspx) View and apply for all Pennsylvania Commonwealth positions, civil service, non-civil service, and internships, in one location.

PennsylvaniaJobs.Com (www.pennsylvaniajobs.com) is your online source for jobs and employment opportunities in Pennsylvania. They were the original Pennsylvania employment site devoted to helping PA people and businesses with employment needs.

Simply Hired (www.simplyhired.com) Search millions of job listings from across the web. Find local jobs, salary comparisons and employment trends, and use their resources on everything from how to craft a resume or cover letter to how to negotiate a new job offer, and career advice to take some of the stress out of the job hunt.

Snag a Job (www.snagajob.com) is a company that offers services for job seekers and employers, including an online job board focused on hourly jobs, resume posting, resume search, and shift scheduling software.

Looking for something more temporary? Check out some of the temporary employment options available in our local area.

Elwood Staffing (formerly Berks & Beyond) is a complete Employment Service specializing in both temporary and permanent placement for general staffing and skilled trades.
Website: https://www.elwoodstaffing.com (sign up and login will be required)
Local Branch– 926 Penn Ave., Wyomissing, PA; Phone: 610-376-9675

FlexJobs.com has professional jobs, remote jobs, freelance work, alternative, and flexible schedule jobs. They also offer helpful webinars to land that perfect position you are looking for.
https://www.flexjobs.com (a monthly fee will be required along with sign up and login; articles are free to read)

No available Berks county location; Phone: 1-866-991-9222 

Gage Personnel Services is a family owned and operated staffing firm since 1985 as well as a certified Women’s Business Enterprise with over 30 years experience. They offer temporary staffing, temp-to-hire staffing, direct hire, and executive staffing.
Website: https://jobs.gagepersonnel.com
Local Branch – 101 N. 7th Avenue, Reading, PA; Phone: 610-376-1771

Mack Employment Services specializes in recruiting clerical, hospitality, industrial, light industrial, and professional associates who cover a wide range of skills throughout the many industry sectors of business.
Website: https://mackemployment.com (apply online for free)
Local Branch – 2834 Shillington Road, Sinking Spring, PA; Phone: 610-670-6500 or 1-855-250-MACK (6225)

Robert Half, founded in 1948, has a long company history of innovation, always guided by high ethical standards and the belief that finding the right fit for a client and candidate creates an engaged and energized workforce.
Website: https://www.roberthalf.com (sign up and login will be required)
Local Branch – 1200 Broadcasting Rd., Suite 201, Wyomissing, PA; Phone: 1-855-431-7763

Library Resources

In-Person Help:

  • Career-related books and audiobooks can be found in our non-fiction section starting at 650 (including test prep books); self-improvement books and audiobooks are located _______.

  • Wernersville Public Library offers free resume printing, and free staff assistance with applications, resume and cover letters (appointment may be necessary if requesting help during a busy time of day) to help find the perfect job just for you!

Online Help:

  • Universal Class has 500 free courses fun, for personal enrichment, and for professional development. (Requires a library card to log in and use.) Website: https://www.berkslibraries.org/branch/wernersville/universal-class

  • POWER Library is Pennsylvania’s online portal to a free resume builder, education planner, the Pennsylvania career guide, and state and national workforce statistics. You can also find trustworthy answers to questions about healthcare, consumer purchases, personal finances, and much more. (May require library card to log in and use some e-resources.) Website: http://powerlibrary.org/job-resources/

  • Reference USA is a nationwide compendium of business and residential listings, with company profile information available on most businesses. You can also find training webinars, how-to guides, and more to help with your job search. (Requires a library card to log in and use.) Website: http://readingpubliclibrary.org/find-it/research/databases-a-z/

Other Online Resources

The Career Project (www.thecareerproject.org) is free and interactive career profile database that allows you to research thousands of real careers through the eyes of the people who work them.

CareerOneStop (www.careeronestop.org) is the flagship career, training, and job search website for the U.S. Department of Labor. The website serves job seekers, businesses, students, and career advisors with a variety of free online tools, information and resources.

Glassdoor (www.glassdoor.com) allows you to search millions of jobs and get the inside scoop on companies with employee reviews, personalized salary tools, and more

USA Jobs (www.usajobs.gov) is your online source for jobs and employment opportunities in the federal government. This site allows you to search and apply for federal jobs, and learn about unique hiring paths for veterans, students and graduates, individuals with a disability, and more.