HARRISBURG, PA — Employers looking to hire can take advantage of free virtual and limited in-person services at PA CareerLink®, to find potential employees who are perfect matches for job openings, stated Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Acting Secretary Jennifer Berrier.
“Recruiting talented, skilled workers does not need to cost employers a dime thanks to the free services offered by PA CareerLink® locations across the state,” said Acting Secretary Berrier. “Our PA CareerLink® offices are tapped into the local labor force, helping businesses with strategies that work to attract quality candidates. Whether an employer is looking for one worker or hundreds of new staff members, PA CareerLink® professionals are ready to assist at every step.”
PA CareerLink® offices provide employers help with finding and training employees based on the local economy at 60 sites statewide. All services through PA CareerLink® are provided at no cost, including posting job opportunities that are searchable to Pennsylvanians looking for work and searching for candidates that are looking for work through PA CareerLink®. Other services through PA CareerLink® include:
- Job fairs;
- Assistance with pre-screening employee applications;
- Help recruiting qualified veterans;
- Support with providing on-the-job training to new or existing employees;
- Assistance with filing for tax credits; and
- Information on local workforce programs and data.
Employers seeking candidates are encouraged to reach out to their local PA CareerLink® office for individualized consultation regarding the free services that can help them achieve their hiring goals.
“PA CareerLink® makes it easy for employers to find quality candidates,” said Berrier. “We recognize that when employers need help, it’s hard to find the time for hiring. PA CareerLink® staff provides support at no cost, helping businesses find the employees they need and helping Pennsylvanians succeed in getting good jobs.”
To help build a strong candidate pool in every industry – especially those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic – the Bureau of Workforce Partnership & Operations, PA CareerLink® staff and local workforce development boards are coordinating to conduct an outreach campaign via mail, email and phone to contact dislocated workers across Pennsylvania who are in need of reemployment services. Pennsylvania jobseekers are encouraged to use free the PA CareerLink® services available to them, which include resume help, searching vetted job opportunities, setting new job alerts, and finding training opportunities.
For more information, including COVID-19 employment opportunities in the commonwealth, visit www.pacareerlink.pa.gov.
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