Employer resources from PA CareerLink® Lehigh Valley
Please feel free to utilize the following links for your current and future workforce needs!
As part of the Pennsylvania CareerLink® system, PA CareerLink® Lehigh Valley provides free online job matching services. By going to the PA CareerLink® site 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.
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.
Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) was 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 (SEWN) provides various types of assistance to small – to medium – sized manufacturers.
Foreign Labor Certification (FLC) Program provides information regarding the regulations and process for Permanent 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 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.
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
Federal Contractor Program Fact Sheet
Federal Contractor Compliance Advisor – elaws
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
Center for Workforce Information (CWIA)
Lehigh Valley Planning Commission – Comprehensive Plan
Lehigh Valley Economic Development
US Census – Local Employment Dynamics
US Census Website for Business & Industry
Pennsylvania State Data Center (Penn State)
Department of Community and Economic Development
US Business Data and Statistics
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Employment Stats
Labor Law Compliance Quick Links (Pennsylvania Labor & Industry)
Interactive e-tools that provide easy-to-understand information about a number of federal employment laws
Health Benefits Advisor for employers
Information for Businesses and Nonprofits