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The PA CareerLink at Wilkes-Barre provides services to employers in various businesses and industries. Through our “one-stop” approach, employers can contact us for assistance with any workforce development need and we can help, beginning to end.

Among the services that PA CareerLink offers to help you build your business are:

  • Job posting, job matching and web-based recruitment
  • Assistance with recruitment and advertising, including out-of-area recruitment assistance
  • Prescreening and assessment of applicants to ensure they meet your job description and skills qualifications
  • Referral of qualified job seekers
  • Regional job fairs
  • Specialized job fairs
  • Accepting applications at our one-stop locations
  • Providing employers with interviewing rooms and administrative support during that process
  • Employment services for job seekers
  • Information on training providers and specialized training programs
  • Training based on labor market demands
  • Reimbursements to employers for On-the-Job Training
  • Rapid Response services for workers and employers affected by layoffs, plant closures or natural disasters
  • Information regarding tax credits and grants
  • Labor market, labor law compliance, human resource, wage and salary information
  • Technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act, including disability awareness training
  • Access to affirmative action recruitment tools
  • Partnership with the Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Council and the Youth Employability Skills (YES) Program. For more information, please visit the YES Program page.

Our staff is knowledgeable on current human resources issues and solutions, with some holding membership in the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals and the Society for Human Resource Management. Additionally, Site Administrator Christine Jensen is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.

The PA CareerLink at Wilkes-Barre focuses on employment issues and will work with you to recruit the workforce your business needs to be competitive. We are committed to helping secure and train the skilled workforce that employers need. By coming to us, you save time and operate more efficiently.

The PA CareerLink at Wilkes-Barre can also provide you with a job and labor market overview for Greater Wilkes-Barre, in addition to the most current labor market information and publications. Data provided includes seasonally adjusted unemployment rates; high-priority occupations; salary and benefit information; company personnel policies; a description of job seekers; employment projections; and employer reductions in workforce.

Even after you hire an employee, our assistance doesn’t stop there. We are your source for training information and more.

When you work with the PA CareerLink at Wilkes-Barre, you’re connected to businesses and community groups throughout northeastern Pennsylvania. We partner with the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry as well as other business organizations in various endeavors. The PA CareerLink at Wilkes-Barre is funded through the Luzerne/Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board, which links us to government resources on the local, state and national level.

To connect with PA CareerLink at Wilkes-Barre's services, contact Business Services Team representative Jennifer Zapko at 570-822-1101, ext. 250, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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