Sunday, December 21, 2014

One Chesco office is designed to meet several needs

CHESTER COUNTY

One office is designed to meet several financial and employment needs

EXTON A new one-stop shop for employment services and financial stability courses is open at 479 Thomas Jones Way, Suite 50, Exton. It combines three offices: Chester County's CareerLink, the state's EARN program, and the United Way Financial Stability Center.

"The idea is that someone that might be laid off needs not just to get a job, but they may have some other issues in their life they need to address," said Patrick Bokovitz, director of the county Department of Community Development. "So the idea [behind] one building [is that] the resources can be brought together to help that person."

Bokovitz said he believes the location is the first of its kind in the state.

"We want to engage as many individuals that need services as we can," he said.

The facility, which opened in late May, will host a community open house from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
- Tricia L. Nadolny

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