PA CareerLink® Lehigh Valley Business Engagement Services


Please feel free to utilize the following links for your current and future workforce needs:

JobGatewaySM Website

As part of the Pennsylvania CareerLink® system, PA CareerLink® Lehigh Valley provides free on-line job matching services. By going to  www.JobGateway.pa.gov clicking on "Employer Services," 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.

Foreign Labor Certification

Foreign Labor Certification (FLC) Program provides information regarding the regulations and process for Permanant Employment of Aliens (PERM).

Federal Bonding

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.

Apprenticeships

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:  

  • recruiting services
  • tools and resources
  • employer success stories
  • business case for hiring people with disabilities   

Hiring Veterans 

America's Heroes At Work A Step-by-Step Toolkit for Employers

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

Transportation to Work

Transportation To Work A ToolKit for the business community.

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.business.usa.gov Government regulations in general 

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 

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program