Free resource fair for furloughed workers advises on employment, financial services

Kim Glovas
January 21, 2019 - 1:15 pm
A woman wears a National Treasury Employees Union pin stating "SUPPORT FEDERAL WORKERS" while joining area elected officials and furloughed federal workers at a rally in front of Independence Hall on Jan. 8, 2019.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Federal workers in Pennsylvania who are impacted by the government shutdown will be able to get some help at a free resource fair Tuesday. 

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry is holding the resource fair at the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, which is located 1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The fair runs from 12:30 to 4 p.m. 

The department has activated its Rapid Response Coordination Services to help workers. Information on applying for unemployment compensation, locating food pantries, and getting financial advice will be accessible. Agencies involved include L&I's Unemployment Compensation Service Center, Philabundance, and Clarifi, the consumer credit counseling service of the Delaware Valley. 

These services are state and federally funded and are being provided free of charge.