After individuals have evaluated their skills, abilities, and interests, they then need to look at how these match with career opportunities. This means they should examine labor market information to identify high demand occupations, obtain up-to-date information on the careers that interest them, and explore the availability of educational opportunities to continually upgrade their worker skills. These resources include:

  • CareerLink Lehigh Valley Outlook
    This monthly publication provides local trends in employment, descriptions of job seekers, information on high demand occupations, salary and wages, and workforce availability. You can view the latest version of PA CareerLink Lehigh Valley Outlook in Adobe Reader format.
  • Information on Education and Training Providers
    As employees explore their career options, upgrading skills almost always becomes part of the equation. CareerLink Lehigh Valley is a one-stop link to Pennsylvania's education and training programs. In addition, our trained staff can help you find the right training for your employees so that both the employee AND your organization meet your objectives. You can get more information on training and education by visiting "Training Programs." As an employer, helping workers make the best match of their skills and interests to career options is a key aid to retention and growth.
ONLINE RESOURCES

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Use the Occupational Outlook Handbook to search by keyword for job descriptions, information on growth jobs, and skill and training requirements. read more ...

Career Guide to Industries

The Career Guide to Industries will help you research industry information. read more ...

High Priority Occupations

A current listing of occupations in demand statewide and by workforce investment area.  read more ...

Pennsylvania Career Guide

A career-focused education guide spotlighting occupational data, grants and financial aid, Pennsylvania CareerLink and resume and interview help. read more ...

America’s Career InfoNet

An all-purpose career exploration resource. read more ...

Pennsylvania's 10-year Occupation Projections

Read research information projected 10 years into the future. read more ...

Career Videos

Part of America's Career InfoNet, the Career Video section allows workers to actually SEE what is involved in certain jobs to get a better idea of the occupation and its demands. read more ...

Center for Workforce Information and Analysis

This site is the gateway to labor market information in Pennsylvania. read more ...