Getting Back to Business


Part of the Recovery Lancaster initiative is to help employees get back to business, specifically those who may have lost their jobs during the current COVID-19 health crisis. We have partnered with CareerLink® to showcase a variety of resources for both job seekers and employers looking for candidates.

The Business Services Team at PA CareerLink® Lancaster County can help you reduce recruitment, hiring and training costs. The services include access to the PA CareerLink® website, applicant prescreening, job fairs, and more. Employers can also inquire about funding available to support on-the-job training for new hires and internship programs.

Are You An Employer Looking For Candidates?

PA CareerLink®’s website allows employers to post their job openings and connect with job seekers at no charge. Employers who register will gain access to thousands of candidate resumes. The Business Services Team can also screen and refer qualified candidates directly to your job openings. Businesses can even inquire about available funding to support on-the-job training for new hires and internship programs.

Gain Access to Pre-employment Assessments

Save time and get connected with qualified candidates! PA CareerLink® Lancaster County offers a variety of pre-employment assessments to help employers narrow down their candidate pools. Assessments include:

ACT – WorkKeys®

ACT® WorkKeys® assessments are the cornerstone of the ACT workforce solutions. Assessments measure a range of hard and soft skills relevant to any occupation, at any level, and across industries. Assessments available with PA CareerLink® Lancaster County include Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents.

EDSI – Skilldex®

Skilldex® is a web-based system that surveys individual skills and identifies and catalogs the skill needs of employers – especially employers with a shortage of workers or a high demand for specific skills. This type of assessment also helps to identify training and development needs of current employees within an organization.

Metrix – ProveIt®

ProveIt® is a tool for identifying qualified job candidates. There are over 900 multiple choice assessments to choose from targeting specific skills in business, health care, IT, manufacturing, and more. Tests offer versatile questions for basic, intermediate, and advanced level skills.

Employer Information Sessions & Webinars

There are plenty of ways to learn to how to connect with and build your future workforce. There are multiple information sessions and webinars throughout the year that highlight new programs and services available to employers. Topics have included:

View the Events Calendar on www.pacareerlink.pa.gov to view upcoming information sessions and webinars.

Online Recruitment Events & Job Fairs

Online Recruitment Events

Employers now have the opportunity to connect with job seekers online. During this 1–2 hour event, employers can share information about current job openings with job seekers. Employers can also have job seekers complete applications and even conduct interviews! PA CareerLink® Lancaster County’s recruitment events are advertised on their website, social media pages, and shared with their job seeking customers and partners. Call for pricing.

Job Fairs

PA CareerLink® Lancaster County offers a variety of job fairs for employers to participate in. Job fairs vary in size, and some may target a specific job seeker audience. Job fairs include:

View the Events Calendar and join and join the email list.

Funding Opportunities

There are many funding opportunities available to employers. Visit the PA CareerLink website to see what could be offered to you.

On-the-Job Training (OJT)

On-the-Job Training (OJT) is a great opportunity to offset employer training costs and allow new hires to earn while they learn.

Paid Work Experience (PWE)

Paid Work Experience (PWE) provides an employer with an intern for a minimum of 200 hours at little to no cost to the employer.

Incumbent Worker Training (IWT)

Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) is designed to meet the special requirements of an employer to retain a skilled workforce or avert the need to lay off employees by assisting the workers in obtaining the skills necessary to retain employment.

For service inquiries and questions, please call (717) 584-4932 or email bst@jobs4lancaster.com

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