Acting Secretary Visits The CareerLink

Written by Alicia Davidson on Monday, 02 March 2015 10:52.

Lancaster PA – Kathy Manderino, Acting Secretary for the Department of Labor & Industry, visited the PA CareerLink of Lancaster County on Friday, February 27, 2015.

Secretary Manderino visited with staff and administrators and received a tour of the PA CareerLink of Lancaster County – her first CareerLink visit since being nominated by Governor Tom Wolf in January.

In attendance were representatives of various PA CareerLink of Lancaster County programs: The Lancaster County Workforce Investment Board, ResCare Workforce Services, Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13, Community Services of Organized Labor, and the Department Labor & Industry's Bureau of Workforce Partnerships & Operations.

The visit began with an introduction from the Secretary followed by a roundtable discussion of each representative's function within the PA CareerLink, with Secretary Manderino asking questions about local operations.

Secretary Manderino was then provided with a tour of the PA CareerLink of Lancaster County.

The tour began in the Resource Center, proceeded through to the Ready2Work program, followed by a visit at the Job Search Center, and concluded with a stop at the Hot Lab where she learned about manufacturing training offered at the PA CareerLink of Lancaster County.

Secretary Manderino was named to Governor Tom Wolf's Cabinet on January 19 and is awaiting Senate confirmation.



Written by Alicia Davidson on Monday, 02 March 2015 06:02.

PA CareerLink of Lancaster County will be opening at 10:30am today, March 2, 2015, due to inclement weather!

CareerLink To Host Job Fair

Written by Alicia Davidson on Friday, 27 February 2015 12:13.

Lancaster, PA (Lancaster Newspaper, February 27, 2015):  More than 60 employers are set to participate in the PA CareerLink of Lancaster County's semi-annual job fair, to be held Wednesday, March 11,2015.  The free event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Liberty Place, 313 W. Liberty St.  This event will open to Veteran's at 9 a.m.

Employers include Alcoa Mill Products, Alouette Cheese, the Clark Associate Companies, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, Fulton Bank, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, Lancaster General Health, Lowe's, Pet Food Experts, Tyson Foods, Urban Outfitters, Wellspan Health, Willow Valley Communities and Woodstream.

A complete list of employers can be found at and click on the job fair icon that's down the left side of the home page.

Jobseekers are advised to research the companies that interest them, and to bring resumes and dress professionally for the job fair.

For assistance with resume writing, visit or call 509-5613.

Hot Jobs And Hiring Trends

Written by Alicia Davidson on Friday, 06 February 2015 11:03.

Madison, WI (, February 5, 2015): After a strong economic year in 2014, many are predicting steady economic growth and hiring in 2015. Randstad U.S., one of the world's largest staffing organizations, released its study on the hottest jobs in demand for 2015.

I had the chance to discuss the hot jobs in manufacturing, how aspiring workers can best fill these positions, how employers can best attract potential workers, and other trends in manufacturing training and hiring with Traci Fiatte, President of Randstad Staffing.

Bridget Bergin (BB): What are some of the hottest jobs in manufacturing and manufacturing-related industries in 2015?

Traci Fiatte (TF): The hottest jobs in manufacturing are largely skilled or highly skilled positions, such as forklift operators, quality control technicians, and production supervisors.

BB: What kinds of skills are necessary for these positions, and how can applicants ensure they are qualified for the job?

TF: The majority of these positions are skilled or highly skilled. A skilled position would usually require an associate's degree, or 12-24 months of specialized training. For a highly skilled position, such as production supervisor, an applicant would want to have a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering.

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