Job Seeker Services

PA CareerLink® Lancaster County, a proud partner of the American Job Center network, has services available to help ALL job seekers, not just the unemployed, obtain family-sustaining employment.

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Employer Resources

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Learn more  about the Employer Services team's programs to support the talent pipeline.

Save the Date!

July Workshops
Free, open to all, and includes evenings

Fall Job Fair - Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Manufacturing Day Events - October 2-6, 2017

11
Jul

Wage Survey

on Tuesday, 11 July 2017 09:56.

Employers!

Your participation is needed! Help ensure Lancaster County’s salaries, policies and benefits packages stack up among other regions by providing your company data for the Lancaster Chamber’s Wage and Policies & Benefits publications. The more companies that get involved, the more powerful the data and the more you can be sure that your wage and benefit offerings are consistent with the local marketplace. Please note that do you not need to be a Chamber member/investor to participate, but must employ individuals in Lancaster County.

 It’s no secret that recruiting and retaining a qualified and engaged workforce ranks as one of the top concerns of most businesses today. The Wage and Policies & Benefits Surveys will produce results that can help your company make decisions about practices that influence your ability to attract and retain employees. Results will produce timely and relevant information on local salaries, policies and benefits, allowing your company to benchmark against other local businesses. In addition, this year questions have been added to the survey to address how companies are handling interns.

 Each contributing company will receive a customized report containing detailed results for each position for which data was provided, and can receive the full set of results for a significant savings.

 The surveys will be open until July 31. To complete the survey, Click Here. For more information contact Paige Schober at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

24
Jun

Skill Up Fast

on Saturday, 24 June 2017 09:29.

In just three weeks, you can learn the skills for entry level production welding through the Skill Up Fast program at Thaddeus Stevens College! 

There are immediate job openings at many levels in nearby industries with great opportunities to join a high-demand field and move up! Whether you're looking to learn a new skill or a new job, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology offers two short term programs: Metal Casting Technology & Production Welding!  Click here to learn more about the program.

Visit PA CareerLink® Lancaster County to find out how!  

This training program is supported by partnerships with Tec Centro and PA CareerLink® Lancaster County and IU13.

05
Jun

Business-Education Partnership Opportunities

on Monday, 05 June 2017 14:28.

Are you 24 years of age or younger and want help starting a family-sustaining, in-demand career? Need training?

Take advantage of our expanding business-education partnership!  Learn more here.

05
Jun

Soft Skills for Employment Success

on Monday, 05 June 2017 13:48.

Communication, teamwork, punctuality and critical thinking are soft skills that are in high demand with employers.  The PA CareerLink® Lancaster County, a proud partner of the American Job Center network, provides free or low-cost training for the soft skills employers want.  

  • SkillUp Lancaster, the Metrix Online training program (free to the public), offers soft skill training courses. Here is the link for the course catalog for Personal and Workplace skills (courses listed under Basic Skills): Register and start here!
  • At the PA CareerLink® Lancaster County, four interactive soft skill workshops are offered to the public at no cost. Through the use of fun, interactive games and activities, these workshops help participants identify and understand each essential skill. The workshops offered are Communication in the Workplace, Dealing with Change in the Workplace, Problem Solving Skills, and Teamwork in the Workplace.  The workshops are held on a rotating basis every Thursday.  A condensed workshop addressing all the skills is offered in the Wednesday evening rotation.  
  • Conover Online, held in conjunction with the Workkeys Test for the Ready2Work program, offers testing in attitude, communication, planning and organization, critical thinking, interpersonal/social skills, teamwork, professionalism, and media rules. a 70% proficiency in each area is required to pass.
30
May

The Current Labor Market

on Tuesday, 30 May 2017 13:48.

Currently, the labor market is very tight.  Like Lancaster County, many states have unemployment rates below 4%. Fortunately, communities are responding to emerging workforce challenges.  Learn more.

28
Apr

SkillUp Lancaster

on Friday, 28 April 2017 14:06.

Lancaster County residents who want free access to online learning courses will soon have the opportunity through SkillUp Lancaster, an initiative sponsored by the Lancaster County Workforce Development Board, the Lancaster Chamber, Community Action Partnership and NY Wired for Education.

Beginning Monday, May 1, any Lancaster County resident can join the Metrix Learning System which provides online courses that teach skills employers are seeking. The initiative provides a free license to Lancaster residents of the SkillUp program for six months. This program has a catalog of over 4,500 courses that includes project management, human resources, banking, retail, hospitality, communication skills and much more.

SkillUp Lancaster is available to any Lancaster County resident looking to update skills. Users need access to the internet, a valid email address, basic computer knowledge, and login access to the program. Ready to update your skills? Click here to register: http://lancaster.skillupamerica.org

Connect with the PA CareerLink® Lancaster County, a proud partner of the American Job Center network,for job postings and additional workforce services.

"The Metrix Learning system can be used by Lancaster County residents who are looking to learn new skills and earn certificates that will prepare them for certifications and the workforce," said Cathy Rychalsky, Executive Director of the Lancaster County Workforce Development Board. "This web-based program is available around the clock to anyone with high-speed internet access. People can work at their own pace, through a variety of courses that teach both technical and essential/soft skills. Anyone interested in participating in this opportunity can walk into their local library or other community-based organization and request access."She added, "This offer is only available for a limited time, so county residents looking to upgrade their current skills or learn new ones to improve their employment opportunities are encouraged to sign up today. Local employers wanting their employees to access the training may request a license through the Lancaster Chamber.”

Tom Baldrige, President of the Lancaster Chamber, said, “SkillUp Lancaster aligns with our new business model of access to all, and we’re thrilled to participate in it. This initiative will allow for a collective process in addressing Lancaster County’s workforce needs. Through the SkillUp platform, the Lancaster Chamber will launch an employer survey to determine the hiring and training needs of the local business community, and this, in turn, enables us to work to address those needs through on-line training and other methods.”

Participants receive digital badges or certificates as they complete each training session and can link directly to www.indeed.com to search current local job openings.

Dan Jurman is excited to launch SkillUp Lancaster at the Community Action Partnership. “Using technology to eliminate time, transportation and childcare barriers is exactly the kind of innovation we need if we're going to reduce poverty in Lancaster County and empower people to find meaningful work that pays enough to support a family.”

"We are excited to work with Lancaster County Workforce Development Board and their partners in this nationally innovative workforce solution," said Brian Lee, CEO of NY Wired for Education. "This will assist both employers and job-seekers, and will potentially address issues of poverty in Lancaster County."

For more information about the "SkillUp Lancaster" initiative or the Metrix Learning System, call (717) 735-0333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

14
Mar

Well-Being Index

on Tuesday, 14 March 2017 17:36.

Published in March 2017, the Gallup-Healthways State of American Well-Being series, examines well-being across the nation. With 189 communities ranked based on their Well-Being Index score, the report analyzes how well-being varies by community, as well as who leads and lags across the five elements of well-being—purpose, social, financial, community and physical. 

Lancaster County is in the top 30 (ranked 28th) of America's healthiest and happiest places, according to a new ranking, and it is ranked number one in Pennsylvania. Learn more.

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The Mayor's Commission to Combat Poverty

This plan is a blue print and a series of first steps to cut poverty in half in Lancaster County by 2032.  A pathway to success for an entire community requires the development of both workforce and work environment.  Learn more.

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Spotlight - PA Career Guide

This is a valuable resource for students and job seekers alike. The guide is geared to helping individuals prepare for continuing education and/or entering the workforce. Within the guide, the Occupational Data Bank contains employment, wage, and job outlook data for more than 250 occupations.  A brief interest assessment that aligns one’s personality to potential careers is also included to assist those who may be starting a job search or looking to change/advance their career.  

Read the PA Career Guide Here

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