Job Seeker Services
The Delaware JobLink is a web based online network system that provides access, for both employers and job seekers, to a full range of workforce information.
The Delaware Joblink Job Seeker account provides the ability to:
- Conduct a Job Search
- Job Search using Job Spidering
- Build an on-line Resume
- Research Career Information
- Register with Job Service
- Receive emails on new job openings
The key elements of the Division's integrated service delivery system include, Core Services, Intensive Services and Training Services.
Staff provides facilitated support to job seekers at the point of registration in our four One-Stop Career Center offices. First time job seekers to our offices will need to register by creating an account in Delaware Job Link. Returning job seekers may need to update their registration by updating their Delaware Job Link account. Job seekers will complete information regarding work history, education, and needed services in order for staff members to determine the appropriate and eligible services to provide.
Job seekers will meet one-on-one with a staff member for intensive services. This may include developing a individual employment plan, comprehensive and special assessments to determine knowledge, skills, abilities and barriers to employment. Participation in workshops and assistance in the resource room will also be available to job seekers.
Training services are available for job seekers who are eligible (eligible does not mean entitlement) and in need of training to obtain and /or retain employment. Staff will work with the job seeker to develop an individual employment plan, in which training is an intricate part. This plan is developed and agreed upon by the staff member and the job seeker. Training programs will vary based upon the individual need and is provided through the provision of the individual training account.
The Dislocated Worker Program assists individuals laid off from a job to obtain employment through training and related employment services. Programs are conducted in cooperation with employers or labor organizations to provide early intervention in the event of closures of plants or facilities.
The Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers Program includes a variety of services to help migrant and seasonal farm workers and their families find alternative job opportunities in year-round employment, or to improve their well being if they remain in seasonal agricultural work. Vocational counseling and referrals to training, help with childcare, medical aid, legal aid, food stamps or other needed services are also available. This program also assists farmers and growers in job recruitment, placement, and information in the form of federal and state laws, rules, and regulations.
The State Summer Youth Employment Program is a jobs program that awards grants to qualifying non-profit agencies and organizations for the hiring of Delaware youth during the summer months. The program targets economically disadvantaged households and should be of some benefit to the community. The work performed by the youth should be meaningful and teach some basic pre-requisites for career employment.
The Trade Act (TAA) assists workers whose employment is adversely affected by imports. Assistance includes help in preparing for and obtaining new employment. Eligible workers may also receive training, job search and relocation allowances. Additionally, Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA) may be payable to eligible workers following exhaustion of their unemployment insurance benefits.
Veterans’ services include the Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) which is an outreach program designed to meet the needs of veterans, especially disabled veterans.