PA CareerLink® Lehigh Valley Business Engagement Services
Please feel free to utilize the following links for your current and future workforce needs:
PA CareerLink® Website
As part of the Pennsylvania CareerLink® system, PA CareerLink® Lehigh Valley provides free on-line job matching services. By going to www.pacareerlink.pa.gov and clicking on "Employers" you can create a company profile and enter job order information that will link you to qualified workers throughout the area and throughout the State.
National Labor Exchange
JobCentral was selected by The National Association of State Workforce Agencies to replace America's Job Bank, this site lets you further expand your outreach to qualified employees across the US. Click on "Employer Services" to search through an extensive resume database, post unlimited jobs, set up an automated resume search, and much more.
Employment Tax Credits
Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) created by the Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996 and extended by the Small Business and Work Opportunity Act of 2007. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009 added two additional categories. The federal WOTC is available to employers who hire persons who have been deemed to have barriers to employment. For most target groups this tax credit is in effect for new hires starting before Dec. 31, 2011. (The Unemployed Veteran and Disconnected Youth target groups are for individuals hired in 2009 and 2010.)
Strategic Early Warning Network
Strategic Early Warning Network (SEWN) provides various types of assistance to small - to medium - sized manufacturers.
Pennsylvania Shared Work Program
Pennsylvania Shared Work Program is and innovative alternative to employer layoffs.
Foreign Labor Certification
Foreign Labor Certification (FLC) Program provides information regarding the regulations and process for Permanant Employment of Aliens (PERM).
Federal Bonding Program is designed to help employers secure fidelity bonding for potential employees who are not bondable through normal channels due to police, poor credit, or other adverse records.
Lehigh Valley Professionals
Lehigh Valley Professionals is a free resource for companies, organizations, and recruiters seeking high-caliber professionals and consultants of all disciplines from the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas.
Apprenticeship Toolkit an employers toolkit for building an apprenticeship program.
Federal Contractor Job Listing (FCJL) - Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
Federal Contractor Job Listing information and additional links.
The New Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Regulations: OFCCP’s New Regulations to Improve Job Opportunities for Protected Veterans
New Regulations for Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act: OFCCP’s New Regulations to Improve Job Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities
Resources for Federal Contractors Section 503 and VEVRAA
Hiring Individuals with Disabilities
Diversifying Your Workforce A Four-Step Reference Guide to Recruiting, Hiring & Retaining Employees with Disabilities
Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a free consulting service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy, US DOL, designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities
Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) provides technical assistance exclusively for employers in their efforts to recruit, hire, and retain employees with disabilities. Discover what employers across the nation have learned: hiring people with disabilities is a great business strategy!
This web site is your one-stop source for disability employment information including:
tools and resources
employer success stories
business case for hiring people with disabilities
On-the-Job Training (OJT)
The On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program provides a way for you to dramatically reduce new employee training costs.
O*NET® Toolkit for Business
The O*NET Toolkit for Business provides a wealth of background information on the features of O*NET. It details O*NET's many uses for human resource professionals and employers including:
- Job Descriptions
- Human Resource Planning
- Organizational Structure and Design
- Job Design and Job Reengineering
- Organizational Development
- Succession Planning
- Training Needs Analysis
- Career Development
- Workforce Development
Mandatory Workplace Postings for Pennsylvania Employers
State Required Employee Notices Department of Labor and Industry
Sources of Statistical Information
www.paworkstats.dli.pa.gov Center for Workforce Information (CWIA)
www.dli.pa.gov/Businesses/Workforce-Development Pennsylvania Workforce System
www.lvpc.org/comprehensive-plan.html Lehigh Valley Planning Commission - Comprehensive Plan
www.lehighvalley.org Lehigh Valley Economic Development
www.census.gov/ces/dataproducts/lehddata.html US Census - Local Employment Dynamics
www.census.gov US Census Bureau
www.census.gov/econ/ US Census Website for Business & Industry
factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml US Census Data Tool
pasdc.hbg.psu.edu Pennsylvania State Data Center (Penn State)
dced.pa.gov/ Department of Community and Economic Development
www.pde.pa.gov Department of Education
www.bls.gov US Bureau of Labor Statistics
www.data.gov/business/ US Business Data and Statistics
www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/statistics/employment/index.cfm Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Employment Stats
www.bea.gov US Department of Commerce - Bureau of Economic Analysis
Sources of Non-Statistical Information
www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Labor-Management-Relations/llc/Pages/Labor-Law-Compliance.aspx Labor Law Compliance Quick Links (Pennsylvania Labor & Industry)
www.dol.gov/compliance/guide/index.htm Employment Law Guide - Laws, Regulations and Technical Assistance Services
www.dol.gov/elaws Interactive e-tools that provide easy-to-understand information about a number of federal employment laws
www.dol.gov/elaws/ebsa/health/employer/r1.htm Health Benefits Advisor for employers
www.osha.gov/dcsp/compliance_assistance/index.html OSHA Compliance Assistance
www.usa.gov/Business Information for Businesses and Nonprofits
www.cwds.state.pa.us For the reporting of new hires in Pennsylvania