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Employment Resources

Employment Resources (provided by the Family Resource Guide)

CareerLink Lehigh Valley

Lehigh and Northampton Counties (Hablamos español) 

Primary Location 

555 Union Boulevard Allentown, PA 18109

Phone: 610-437-5627 - TTY: 610-437-0741 

Fax: 610-434-4122

Hours: 7:30 AM-4:00 PM M-F 

PA CareerLink Lehigh Valley is your ONE‐STOP resource for employment and training programs for eligible youth, adults, dislocated workers, veterans and other targeted populations.

 Services include:

 • Assessment of skills, aptitudes, abilities and other needs

 • Resume, career exploration, basic computer, job and labor information 

 • Training funds available to those who qualify

 • Assistance to individuals with disabilities

 • Career Resource Centers: fully equipped for job searching

Hispanic American Organization (Hablamos español) 

462 W. Walnut Street Allentown, PA 18102

Phone: 610‐435‐5334 

Counseling Service: 610‐351‐2292, ext. 412


Partners with the Roberto Clemente Charter School; Nutrition – a program to educate clients on the availability of food stamps; Housing Case Management Services. Limited funding is available for rent assistance. Family Counseling Clinic – a bilingual counseling service; Evening School: English as a Second Language (ESL) and GED; ESL classes during the evenings (7 p.m.‐9 p.m.); Computer Lab open to the public for ESL, job search, resume writing, GED preparation (Plato software), typing practice; Intake, Information and Referral Services.

Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley (Hablamos español)

520 East 4th Street Bethlehem, PA 18015 

Phone: 610‐868‐7800

Hours: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM, M-F


Basilio Huertas Senior Center, Food Pantry, Community Engagement Program, and WIC program; health screening and supplemental food for pregnant, nursing moms and small children.

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) (Hablamos español) 

45 N. Fourth Street (other side of SS building) Allentown, PA 18102

Phone: 610‐821‐6441 or 1‐800‐922‐9536 TTY/TDD: 610‐821‐6144 or 888-377-9207 Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, M-F Call for appointment.

OVR is a state and federal program that assists individuals with disabilities to obtain, maintain and prepare for employment. Services include job training, vocational assessment, vocational counseling, job placement, and on‐the‐job supports. Transition services for students with disabilities may start as early as age 14. Serves Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon and Monroe Counties.

Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission 

Harrisburg Regional Office 333 Market Street, 8th Floor Harrisburg, PA 17101

Phone: 717-787-4410 - TTY: 717-787-7279 

The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission investigates claims of discrimination in Education, Housing, Employment and Public Accommodation that was based on a specific protected class. For assistance with filing a complaint, contact us at 717-787-4410 and select Option #1 for the Intake Appointment Scheduling Office.

Private Industry Council of Lehigh Valley, Inc. – Supported Employment Program (Hablamos español) 

72 North Second Street Easton, PA 18042 

Phone: 610‐829‐1244 or 1.888.829.1244

Fax: 610‐829‐1257 

Office hours generally M‐F 8:30AM to 4:30PM


Programs: Supported Employment Program: Services the Lehigh Valley. Provides community assessments, interview prep and assistance, job development and placement assistance, on‐boarding assistance, on‐site job coaching and on‐going support services for job seekers and workers with disabilities that are 18 years or older. Services funded through Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), Lehigh County MH/ID, Northampton County MH/ID, and Office of Developmental Programs (ODP). 

Ticket to Work Program: PIC is also a Social Security Employment Network (EN) and provides Ticket to Work Program services to Beneficiaries that are 18 or older, regardless of location in PA as well as in New Jersey. 

VIA of the Lehigh Valley, Inc.

336 West Spruce Street Bethlehem, PA 18018

Phone: 610‐317‐8000 

Via of the Lehigh Valley is a non‐profit agency that provides services for children and adults with developmental disabilities like cerebral palsy and Down syndrome. Serving the community since 1954, Via’s staff and volunteers help individuals and families from birth through retirement to gain life skills, obtain meaningful employment and develop social connections

Via Community Employment provides job training, placement and coaching services for high school students and adults. Via Work Training Services Workshop offers a safe, comfortable and friendly environment where individuals with disabilities work on packaging and assembly projects for local businesses. The John E. Walson Center at Via, an adult training facility, provides educational, social, cultural and wellness activities for adults with disabilities. Participants spend a portion of their time at our facility in Bethlehem, combined with opportunities to explore the community. Via Community Connections connects people to their community through volunteer, recreational, social and educational activities. Via Supported Living helps adults live independently in their community and form the bonds and relationships of a neighborhood.