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Week 16

In the Chester County OIC News this week, you will find information on career development workshops, learning opportunities, a hiring event, job openings, resources for U.S. citizenship, news and activities for ESL students, a virtual conversation group, mental health services, free breakfast and dinner, and tax assistance.


The Job Readiness Program by Someone Cares About Me prepares job seekers for the workplace. The next session, “Interview Etiquette,” will be on 4/23 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Register via e-mail, or phone, (610) 485-0200.

The PA CareerLink in Chester County is offering professional development workshops this week. Please see the details below. Register at  or contact them at 610-280-1031.

Modern Interviewing in a Virtual Age Workshop on 4/20 at 1 p.m.

Resume Revival Workshop on 4/20 at 6 p.m.

Time Management and the Job Search Workshop on 4/21 at 1 p.m.

Budgeting and Debt Reduction on 4/21 at 6 p.m.

Building Workplace Diversity Skills Workshop on 4/22 at 9:30 a.m.

Market Yourself Workshop on 4/22 at 10 a.m.       

Organization and Planning Skills Workshop on 4/22 at 11:30 a.m.

Microsoft Excel 3 Workshop on 4/23 at 9:30 a.m.

PA Clean Slate Workshop on 4/23 at 11 a.m.

Adobe PDF Workshop on 4/23 at 11:30 a.m.

Learning Management System (LMS) Workshop on 4/23 at 1:30 p.m

We have compiled a list of resources at for students who are preparing for U.S. citizenship. They include classes, podcasts, and videos.

Free digital access to news and activities for ESL students. Visit the webpage and enter the code: 5D783C. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

If you would like to practice English in a fun atmosphere, you can join the OIC Virtual English Conversation Group.Groups are held every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month from 7-8 p.m. Participation in the group is free. Check the attached flyer for more information. Please see the dates and registration links below:


A. Duie Pyle is having a hiring event at their West Chester Service Center on 4/24 from 8 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for P&D Drivers, Night Shuttle Drivers, Dedicated Account Drivers, Customer Service, Data Entry and Diesel Mechanics. Applicants need to submit an application or resume prior to the appointment. For more information, please check the website, or speak with a recruiter at 800-733-4596 or

Giant Food Stores is hiring in Chester County. Apply here:

Need Help connecting to job opportunities? Call the PA Career Link at 610-280-1010 and ask to speak with a Career Advisor.

If you need help writing your resume, developing your interviewing skills, or finding references to prepare you for any of the listed positions, please call us at 610-692-2344 and press 0 for the receptionist.


Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) has IRS-certified volunteers who can help you prepare your taxes at no fees. Available services may be restricted by tax form and income. Service locations: Coatesville, Downingtown, West Chester, Pottstown, Phoenixville, and Royersford. For more information, please check the flyer attached or call 610-380-9099.

Fellowship Health Resources Pennsylvania provides mental health services to improve the quality of life of individuals suffering from mental illness and/or addictions. They accept CCBH, Medicare, and some private insurance. County support provided for uninsured. For more information, please check the website:

The Salvation Army of West Chester offers free breakfast and dinner to the community. For more information, please check their weekly services at or call (610) 696-8746.

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Chester County Opportunities Industrialization Center is a non-profit community- based organization that has been meeting the needs of the economically disadvantaged individuals throughout the community. 


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