New! See our current workshop schedule and mini job fairs on our Events Calendar on www.jobgateway.pa.gov. Click on the events tab, and select "Lancaster County". Register to attend our workshops online! Check back daily to see what employers will be hosting job fairs at CareerLink.
As of Monday May 1, 2017, CareerLink will resume opening at 8:30am each day. The Unemployment Compensation phones will be available Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday's from 8:30am-4pm.
Success Story, JSC & Local Businesses
Today's Success Story is slightly different than the previous ones we have featured. Our recent stories have focused on the job seeker and their experiences at the CareerLink, but this one is about the recent success a local employer experienced in collaborating with the Job Search Center.
This story is written by Karen Lindquist of the Job Search Center:
On February 11, 2015, Ken Medved, a participant in the Job Search Center, started a new position as a Driver for Central Aluminum Supply in Landisville.
On February 27th, I received an email from Dave McClain, the General Manager for Central Aluminum Supply, explaining that he was searching for 2 more employees and to give him a call.
I contacted him shortly thereafter and we had a detailed conversation about his needs and how he would like to proceed. He decided that he wanted me to forward resumes to him and then he would let me know who he would like to interview.
In three days, I contacted 9 customers whose background closely mirrored the job description to ascertain their interest.
I emailed 4 resumes to Dave for his review. He decided to interview 3 of them at the plant between the hours of 8:00 and 3:00.
He gave me permission to set up the interviews and I scheduled them and informed our customers of their interview time and date.
Dave McClain hired Thomas Morrison, a dually-enrolled Re-Entry/Job Search Center customer on March 16, 2015.
This is an example of how PA CareerLink staff can meet and facilitate employer needs. It was a win-win for everyone involved.
UC Seminar Series
Our first in a Unemployment Compensation Seminar Series takes place this Thursday at 8:30 AM!
Spring Job Fair 2015 Report
Overview of the Spring 2015 Job Fair
The March 2015 Job Fair consisted of 64 hiring employers. Sixty-six tables were sold, however two employers, Lancaster General Health and Manpower did not show up the day of the event. Additionally seven tables consisting of partners, internal programs, CareerLink, and one community agency, The Community Action Program of Lancaster (WIC) rounded out the participants for a total of 73 tables.
Charts representing 36 responses from the Employer Survey are included in the document below along with open ended comments.
Information regarding year to year attendance comparisons along with a breakdown of the type of jobseekers participating, is represented in the following two charts. Additional charts show results of the Jobseeker Survey as represented by the 369 responses out of 1,029 participants. A summary of comments is also provided.
This report contains information related to the March 11, 2015 Job Fair conducted at the PA CareerLink of Lancaster County. Additionally a summary of Jobseeker and Employer satisfaction survey results is included. Click here to open document.