For Employees Impacted by the Wood-Mode Closure

There are a variety of state services available to assist you during this transition period, including unemployment compensation and career services

Your state lawmakers – Sen. John Gordner and Rep. Lynda Culver – are working closely with the Wolf administration and Snyder County Commissioners to do everything we can to help impacted employees and their families. Our contact information is listed below; please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions. 

Read our news release here.

This page will be updated as more information becomes available, so check back periodically.

Rapid Response Team

The Department of Labor and Industry has dispatched its Rapid Response Team, which will be setting up local events very soon to help displaced workers with issues such as unemployment insurance, health and pension benefits, financial credit counseling, training programs, job search activities, education services, and social service programs.
The second session has been scheduled for:

Friday, May 31, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
SUN Area Technical Institute

815 Market Street
New Berlin, PA  17855

To learn more, click here to read the Rapid Response Information Guide

Click here for a list of community resources available to former employees.

Click here for the Rapid Response Team informational packet.

Unemployment Compensation Benefits

To file for Unemployment Compensation, click here.

To help you prepare to file, take a look at this “filing materials checklist” to help you gather the information you need to file your initial claim.

To aid in your search for new employment or job training, contact PA CareerLink of Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties:

225 Market Street
Sunbury, PA 17801
Telephone: 570-988-7300

CareerLink Services online here.

PA CareerLink Enrollment Event:

SUN Area Technical Institute
815 Market Street
New Berlin, PA 17855

Times are allotted based on the first letter of your last name:

Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

A-C: 9:00 a.m.
D-E: 10:00 a.m.
F-H: 11:00 a.m.
I-J: 12:00 noon
K-M: 1:00 p.m.
N-O: 2:00 p.m.

Friday, May 31, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

P-R: 9:00 a.m.
S-U: 10:00 a.m.
V-W: 11:00 a.m.
X-Z: 12:00 noon


Finding a New Job

Outside of organized job fairs, those looking for new employment are encouraged to visit this listing of employers that have shared openings in response to the Wood-Mode closure. Workers can contact these businesses, share how they heard about the opening and hopefully be provided with a job opportunity in the near future. 

Scheduled Job Fairs:

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. –  3:00 p.m.
Selinsgrove Elementary School
600 North Broad Street
Selinsgrove, PA  17870

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Crossroads Church of the Nazarene
71 Nazarene Lane
Milton, PA  17847

Resume and Interviewing Assistance:

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
SUN Area Technical Institute
815 Market Street
New Berlin, PA  17855

Selinsgrove Gelnett Library
1 N. High Street
Selinsgrove, PA  17870
Online Information
Mondays – Thursdays: 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Geisinger Recruiting and GHP Information:

Susquehanna Valley Mall
Community Zone No. 2 (formerly Schuylkill Valley Sports)
1 Susquehanna Valley Mall Drive, Selinsgrove, PA  17870
Online Information
Monday, May 20, 2019 through June 1, 2019
Weekdays: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays : 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019: 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Taking Care of Yourself

Those impacted by the closure who are seeking assistance with mental or emotional health in light of the closure should contact the Pennsylvania 2-1-1 Helpline. Simply by dialing 2-1-1, trained Helpline Specialists can assist you by answering your questions and connecting you to thousands of health and human services programs.

Contact Information

Office of State Rep. Lynda Culver 
106 Arch St., Sunbury, PA 17801 
Telephone: 570-286-5885 

Office of State Sen. John Gordner 
Shamokin Dam Municipal Building 
42 W. 8th Ave., Suite 3, Shamokin Dam, PA 17876 
Telephone: 570-743-1918   

This page will be updated as more information becomes available, so check back periodically.