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

Employers explore workforce and training resources.  Learn More Here

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


Parents, Students and Young Adults

on Thursday, 17 August 2017 17:54.

Are you interested in joining the Lancaster County workforce?

You are invited to attend one of six exciting community events to meet employers, attend workshops and learn more about your career options.

Click here to learn more.

Register HERE!

Opportunities for career exploration give young people broader exposure to the working world they will one day enter.  It helps them "connect the dots" between school and career in ways that keep them motivated to graduate with the skills they will need for the future.

- America's Promise Alliance



 Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration


Rise of the Rest Road Trip

on Sunday, 23 July 2017 08:40.


Revolution’s RISE OF THE REST®with Steve Case is a nationwide effort to work closely with entrepreneurs in emerging startup ecosystems.  

Have a great idea? Apply for the chance to pitch it to Steve Case on October 10th.  Learn more.


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.


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.


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.

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.


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:

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 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..


Spotlight - One Good Job

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.

Spotlight - Youth Council


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