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JFCS Career Services

Working with our community’s jobseekers and employers to create a diverse regional workforce.

Looking for a job – or a better job?

Client services are focused on building job search skills for career success. Offering expert guidance and proven strategies, our seasoned career counselors will provide personal attention every step of the way. Whether you are seeking employment or a career change, we'll help you to explore your options, define your objectives and develop the strategy and tools required to achieve your career goals.

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Employers: coming or going, we serve your workforce needs

When it comes to recruiting talent or making business changes, JFCS Career Services is well-positioned to partner with you. Let our skilled and compassionate staff support your workforce development needs.

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Ask About Career Assessments Today!

Getting a career assessment at JFCS Career Services can help you figure out what job might be right for you. The assessment helps you understand more about yourself and what you enjoy doing.

Our career consultants help you identify your interests, strengths and skills, aptitudes and values. With an assessment, you gain valuable insight and information to make informed decisions about your professional roadmap. By understanding your strengths and interests, you can streamline the job search process, target roles and industries that match your needs, and increase the likelihood of success in finding a fulfilling job.

As an added benefit – for jobseekers considering a career change or transition, a career assessment can be a valuable tool to identify transferable skills and explore new paths that suit changing needs and interests.


Intake Specialist | 412-422-5627 | careerservices@jfcspgh.org

Schedule Your Career Counseling Session Today!

The search for rewarding employment can be a daunting task. Where do you start? How do you find the “hidden” jobs? We can help you define and conduct a strategic and successful job search campaign.

Our counselors stay up-to-date in the rapidly changing world of hiring managers and how they operate. We provide assistance researching target companies and identifying open positions. We continuously re-evaluate your progress and help you adjust your plan strategy and marketing materials as needed. We have ongoing relationships with local employers that we can leverage and we are aware of current open positions. We hold several job fairs a year on behalf of area employers where you can present yourself and make that all important first impression in person.

Every individual is unique, but some groups of people face particular barriers in securing employment. We understand the special issues faced by mature workers, highly-skilled legal immigrants, at-risk youth, recent college graduates, individuals living with mental health challenges and autism spectrum disorders, the long-term unemployed, and those laid off from their last job. Our counselors will address your needs and tailor your plan accordingly.


Intake Specialist | 412-422-5627 | careerservices@jfcspgh.org

Take a look at our events calendar!

To get hired, first you have to get noticed. In today’s job market, recruiters and hiring managers often receive hundreds of resumes for each open position. Gain skills by signing up for a Career Services Workshop and meet hiring managers by attending a Career Services Career Fair or Information Session.

One-on-one career counseling ensures that your search is personalized, all relevant career marketing tools are tailored to fit your needs, and that you have the support to stay positive and focused. At our workshops and events, you get to work with our entire team to gain expertise in resume and cover letter development, presentation of your most compelling credentials, interview preparation, networking and negotiation.

Our workshops and events are designed to help you develop your skills and get you in front of hiring managers as quickly as possible. Take a look on our events page to register for a workshop or event: Career Transitions and the Mature Worker, Resume Writing Trends, LinkedIn: Creating Your Profile, Remote Work Job Search, 3, 2, 1, Go!, Employer Information Sessions and Job Fairs.


Intake Specialist | 412-422-5627 | careerservices@jfcspgh.org

Did you get laid off? Call us today.

You are not alone. JFCS Career Services provides holistic career counseling and coaching to residents of Allegheny County who have been laid off from their jobs and are receiving or have exhausted their Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation benefits. Career counseling services are available for FREE* for those who qualify and participants will undergo a virtual enrollment process that involves the secure transmission of documents to verify program eligibility.

If you have been laid off and are collecting or have exhausted your Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation benefits, our services can connect you with a professional career consultant, local employers, virtual career fairs and events, workshops and support groups, our alumni network, and a strong volunteer base to help you find meaningful employment. Your career consultant will work with you one-on-one to help you build your resume, conduct a job search, develop strong interview skills, learn to network, get the most out of LinkedIn and more.


Intake Specialist | 412-422-5627 | careerservices@jfcspgh.org

*Major funding provided by Partner4Work.

New Immigrants & Refugees: Contact Career Services!

At Career Services, we understand the unique challenges and barriers encountered by foreign-born job seekers when trying to move into the American workforce. We provide guidance and strategies on how to identify advancement opportunities, validate past work experience, degree recognition, developing professional networks, addressing skill gaps, and understanding American workplace culture to ensure successful career transitions.

Our immigrant workforce programming provides integrated and holistic career services with the goal of helping individuals successfully navigate the American job search process, and assist them with career laddering and long-term career goals. Through collaborations with community partners and employers, we are able to ease barriers to employment and provide connections and resources for job seekers.

Interpretation provided as needed.


Intake Specialist | 412-422-5627 | careerservices@jfcspgh.org

Leila | BA Tourism

I learned the adequate techniques and skills that helped me to make my job search journey easier, smoother, and less stressful. I hope to have a successful career, serve people around me and help my community to thrive and prosper.

Give the Gift of Hope to Those in Need

Without the financial support of our donors, and the time and talents of volunteers, the work of JFCS would not be possible. We can’t do it without you.

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Upcoming Events

The Art of Networking

July 17 @ 10:00 am

LinkedIn: Searching for Jobs

July 18 @ 1:00 pm

AI & the Job Search

July 18 @ 3:00 pm

Resume Writing Trends

July 24 @ 1:30 pm

Appointment Required

  • Monday | 9-5
  • Tuesday | 9-5
  • Wednesday | 9-5
  • Thursday | 9-5
  • Friday | 9-5

5743 Bartlett Street, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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