PA CareerLink® of Lancaster County was formed in 2000 when 14 employment, social service, and educational organizations agreed to work together as one entity at its current Liberty Place location. The PA CareerLink® is the connecting link betweeen hundreds of County residents who come to the PA CareerLink® weekly to search for jobs, upgrade their skills, and look for new careers and Lancaster County businesses that want to hire them...but the PA CareerLink is much more than just a job-finding service.
People who come to the PA CareerLink® can use a variety of services...some free and some with a small fee.
- Use the Internet to search for a job
- Create your own resume, print it out, and copy it
- Work on your interviewing skills
- Use the telephone to start a job search
- Talk with a career counselor about your career objectives
- Get information about careers
- Take a skill assessment and aptitute test on the road to becoming Ready2Work
- Work on your basic skills like reading, writing, and math
- Improve your English
- Study for and take your GED exam
- Apply for cash and medical assistance, food stamps and child health programs
- Improve your keyboarding skills
- Learn to find your way around a computer
In addition, the PA CareerLink® works with you to improve your foundational (reading, analytical, and math) skills as well as your workplace behavior practices and offers a Career Readiness Credential based on your performance on the WorkKeys assessment system and your participation in the Ready2Work program. Additional pre-employment training in pre-allied health, construction, welding, forklift driving, assembly, printing, and other hard skill areas is offered.
Helping employers find qualified workers has always been a part of our mission. Today, technology has allowed us to do labor exchange in a very different way. PA CareerLink® sees 250 new people in addition to hundreds of visits from returning jobseekers each week. Our potential workers include folks who are looking for a better job, people who have lost their jobs through dislocations, and prospective employees who are entering the workforce for the first time.
We also provide...
- Listing of job openings to potential employees
- Promotion of Lancaster County companies as good places to work at www.jobs4lancaster.com
- Information on key occupations within the workforce
- Pre-employment screening
- Interviewing space for employers at the PA CareerLink®
- Connections with hundreds of job seekers each week