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Department of Labor & Industry announces improved PA CareerLink® system will better serve Pennsylvania job seekers and employers

Text of Aug. 7 press release.

Harrisburg, PA – Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jerry Oleksiak today announced enhancements to the PA CareerLink® system that will result in an effective one-stop shop for Pennsylvania job seekers and employers.

“I continually see firsthand the positive results that growing employers can attain when partnering with PA CareerLink® to connect with a well-skilled workforce,” said Secretary Oleksiak. “Governor Tom Wolf recognizes the importance of partnerships between state agencies and workforce development professionals to achieve this goal, and that’s why L&I is focusing on customer-based enhancements to the PA CareerLink® system.”

PA CareerLink® is relaunching as a partner of the American Job Center® network, which will result in an improved one-stop shop for job seekers and employers. To streamline services and offer a true customer-centered approach, L&I is aligning the online job matching system to PA CareerLink® physical locations to assist both job seekers and employers in identifying and accessing the many employment and training services offered by L&I. Some brick and mortar services will now be available online, saving time for customers.

Current and future enhancements to the system include:

• Better matching of employers with individuals who have specific skill sets; 
• Improved job seeker control over who views their resume; 
• Online referral system to better connect customers to community support services; 
• Increased sharing across state agencies to streamline services; 
• More job postings; and
• Increased vetting capabilities for posted jobs.

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PA Workforce Development Association