The PA CareerLink® Luzerne County office at Wilkes-Barre is hosting a mini transportation and logistics industry job fair Wednesday, October 27th, 2021 from 10 AM-2 PM. Job seekers can stop by the Wilkes-Barre office, located at 32 E Union Street, to learn about open positions and apply with hiring managers the same day.
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September is Workforce Development Professionals Month. In 2005, the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) designated this month to raise awareness about the importance of our industry to a growing national economy. To celebrate, we want to highlight and recognize the hard work being done by workforce professionals and the impact our programs and services make on our community.
The Courses to Careers (C2C) Program at PA CareerLink® Luzerne/Schuylkill Counties has offered participants the opportunity to attend mindfulness sessions through the online wellness platform studio BE! This program supports young professionals after graduating with a degree or license to find long-lasting employment in their field.
Expanded FPUC, PEUC, and PUA unemployment compensation benefits expire this Saturday, September 4th. We are here to help you! Stop by your local PA CareerLink® office today for job search support or access our virtual tools for around-the-clock assistance.
Expanded FPUC, PEUC, and PUA unemployment compensation benefits expire on Saturday, September 4th- We’re here to help you! Stop by your local PA CareerLink® office today for job search support.
PA CareerLink® Luzerne/Schuylkill Counties’ Courses to Careers (C2C) Program has partnered with Wilkes-Barre-based wellness company studio BE! In addition to the portal, participants have been working with studio BE instructor, Joe Longo, through a series of live training sessions. Read below for our interview with Joe to learn more about his story and how to apply mindfulness while searching for work.
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Workforce Ready with studio BE: PA CareerLink® Partners with Local Wellness Co. to Support Young Job Seekers
Finding work in your field after graduation can feel like an insurmountable challenge. You might have anxiety about paying back student loans, finding open positions in your area, or preparing for interviews. This is why C2C is partnering with Wilkes-Barre-based wellness company studio BE!
If you find yourself struggling to attract and retain top talent, read below to learn how you can recruit high-quality job seekers:
On Thursday, August 12th, the PA Department of Labor & Industry is observing PA CareerLink® day throughout the commonwealth to encourage anyone who is unemployed or underemployed to join the workforce in PA. To celebrate, the PA CareerLink® Luzerne/Schuylkill Counties we’ll be hosting a series of events throughout the day to highlight how our programs and services help job seekers find employment, whether it be training and education to advance along your career pathway or 1:1 job search assistance.
Job searching is difficult. The process is often filled with stress, uncertainty, and rejection. We understand the emotional toll this can take on job seekers, which is why PA CareerLink® Luzerne County has put together a brand new workshop series titled, “From Wellness to Work,” for our participants.
Are you in recovery? Do you have previous or current involvement in the justice system? Either way, let’s talk reentry over coffee and tea!
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Professional conferences, which play an important role in our professional development, had to pivot to a virtual format during the pandemic. However, the concept of a virtual conference isn’t something new. Although gathering in-person has unique benefits, attending a conference virtually can be just as rewarding if you follow some simple steps to prepare in advance.
What does an American Psychologist from the early 1900s have to do with attracting talent in the modern job market? Business Service Manager Tracy Kleban offered local employers an inside look into how Maslow’s theory could help them attract and retain high quality candidates.
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How do you attract and retain the digital generation when half of applicants admit they plan to seek a new position after three years? To understand how find Gen Z talent, you must first learn about who they are.
PA CareerLink® in Luzerne and Schuylkill Counties are partnering with EDSI, a national workforce development company, to help today’s organizational and HR leaders better understand workplace challenges and develop creative solutions. Registration is now open for our employer webinar series, a complimentary service brought to you by the PA CareerLink® and Luzerne Schuylkill Workforce Development Board. Click on the title below to register in advance today.
With fewer active candidates, tight job requirements may make it harder to hire. By removing barriers to employment you can attract a wider variety of job seekers to find a candidate whose core values align with your organization’s.
Has the transition to virtual communication this past year felt overwhelming? Do you feel disconnected using emails and virtual meeting platforms? Navigating the remote workplace is a challenge, and understanding how to create meaningful connections through a screen has become an invaluable skill.
The PA CareerLink® in Luzerne/Schuylkill Counties is excited to offer Courses to Careers (C2C), a new program that aims to serve young adults who graduated school but find themselves either unemployed or underemployed in their field of study. These young professionals may have obtained recently a license/certificate/credential or Associate’s/Bachelor’s Degree in their career field of interest.
Were you laid off due to the pandemic? Are you interested in developing new skills, building self-confidence, and creating a brighter future? Let us help you find your next big opportunity!
Why would a qualified applicant choose to work for you over your competitor?
“In an economic climate where people have choices, you need to give them a reason to work for you,” writes employer branding expert Jim Bitterle.
Are you seeking work but don’t know where to start? Do feel overwhelmed by the application process? Has job hunting changed since the last time you searched for work? The modern landscape for job seekers is overflowing with cover letters, industry networks, social media, and tough interview questions. It can feel overwhelming to find your way through the job search process. The Virtual Resource Center is a one-stop-shop to create your own strategic job seeker portfolio.
We are excited to introduce our new PA CareerLink® interns for the Spring 2021 Semester. Our interns will work closely with our team to help support PA CareerLink® programs and services, special projects, and digital outreach efforts. We are looking forward to incorporating their unique talents in our activities over the coming months.
The Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce Women’s Networking Committee has developed a brand new series for young women in our community. The “You Go Girl” Series: Life Skills for Young Women meets once per month throughout the year. The next session will be held on Thursday, February 25, at 3:30 pm. The series will cover a wide range of topics including budgeting, mindfulness, career counseling, creating a vision, and interview skills.
The PA CareerLink® REAL Reentry Program began a virtual coffee talk series to better connect with community partners and meet with potential new participants. During these virtual meetups, get to know the REAL reentry team as they share about their program and services while facilitating group discussion.
Starting next week, on Thursday, January 14th from 11 AM to 12 PM, the program kicks off the 2021 series in partnership with POUR Coffee House in Wilkes-Barre.
PA CareerLink® Luzerne/Schuylkill Counties launches a new employer monthly newsletter, as well as offers a employer-focused webinar series in partnership with EDSI.
Looking for employment opportunities? Register now for the Luzerne County Recovery Job Fair! Job seekers will have the opportunity to connect with over 75 employers in Luzerne County and attend live training sessions from the safety of their homes.
Team members created care packages, handwritten cards, and short videos in appreciation for veterans and their caregivers.
On Veterans Day, PA CareerLink® team members partnered with Patriots Cove for a unique service opportunity to honor and better support military veterans and their caregivers.
Apprenticeships help bridge our skill gap while offering a lot of great benefits. Apprenticeships are continuing to grow, and they offer something a typical 4-year degree doesn’t – a paid job with a competitive wage from day one, education, and the credentials you need for the job in that industry all in one program.
For the month of November, in honor of our veterans, we are hosting a Virtual Veterans Employment Event. Each weekday, you’ll hear why employers are proud to hire those who served.
Desiree Scott, SLIP Intern at PCC Aerostructures, won the Intern of the Year Award at the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Awards.
Thursday, July 30, 2020 – Our PA CareerLink Offices in Luzerne/Schuylkill Counties celebrated National Intern Day by engaging in the PA Dept. of Labor and Industry’s social media campaign. Our employers created posts on social media highlighting their interns through our State/Local Internship Program (SLIP) using the following hashtags: #PASummerInterns, #InternsofPA2020, and #National Intern Day.…
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 163 and the PEN-DEL JERSEY chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association announce the acceptance of applications for its Jointly operated Apprenticeship and Training Program (JATC). Applications for apprenticeship are available online 24/7. Click here for more details.