PA CareerLink®

What is the PA CareerLink®

The Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc. (PIC), is the operator and accounting manager of the Alle-Kiski, Fayette, and Westmoreland PA CareerLinks®. As the Title I provider for the Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board, PIC’s staff provide the following Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) services through the PA CareerLink® locations:

These are the services provided:

  • Job search training and assistance
  • Job development
  • Job placement
  • Assessment
  • Career counseling
  • Individual training accounts (ITA)
  • Employer assistance
  • On-the-job training (OJT)
  • Youth programs and resource center
  • Workshops
  • JobGateway access

To learn more about this important resource, please visit the PA Commonwealth Workforce Development System

Click here to read PA CareerLinks® FAQs

 

PA CareerLink® Interest Form

We are open M-F 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Virtual appointments can also be arranged

What is the PA CareerLink® and what can it do for me?

If you or someone you know is looking for a job, the first stop to make is at one of the PA CareerLink®s in your area. The PA CareerLink®s are a One-Stop Job Center designed to meet all of your employment needs. The Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc. (PIC) is the Title 1 provider and Operator of PA CareerLink® Westmoreland County at Youngwood located at the Westmoreland County Community College in Youngwood, PA CareerLink® Alle-Kiski located in the Westmoreland County Community College in New Kensington, and PA CareerLink® Fayette County located inside the PIC office at Lemont Furnace.

All PA CareerLink®s are staffed with Employment Specialists, Career Pathways Instructors, Customer Service Specialists and Account Representatives. Customer Service Specialists are the face of the PA CareerLink® and are the first people that great the community as they walk into the PA CareerLink® offices.

The Customer Service Specialist is able to assist in setting up an account on the PA CareerLink® website, which contains a wealth of information including job and training postings as well as information on Registered Apprenticeship Programs and Unemployment Compensation Resources. The Customer Service Specialist is also able to reset a person’s PA CareerLink® password along with locating their Participant Identification Number (PID). In addition, the Customer Service Specialist is able to assist with basic resume preparation.

The Employment Specialist is the PA CareerLink® staff member that the public develops the most in depth relationship. The Employment Specialist is responsible for helping the customer throughout their job search process. During the job search process, the Employment Specialist and the customer will work together on various tasks including:

  • Job search
  • Resume writing
  • Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Testing
  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Eligibility
  • Potential Individual Training Assistance (ITA)
  • On The Job Training (OJT) Eligibility
  • Transitional Employment Eligibility

The WIOA eligibility process allows the Employment Specialist to see if a customer is eligible for an ITA, OJT or Transitional Employment. Additionally the Employment Specialist hosts workshops that are held at the PA CareerLink® centers. The workshops include but are not limited to:

  • Resume
  • ITA process
  • Interview Skills
  • Navigating the PA CareerLink®

To register for a workshop, the public can find a list on the Events Page on the PA CareerLink® website. Workshops are offered biweekly and are limited to an average of 15 customers per event. The workshops are offered at no cost to the public.

The Account Representatives are the PA CareerLink® employees that work with employers. The Account Representatives take the customer’s resumes to employers to promote these customers to open positions they have listed on the PA CareerLink® website. The Account Representatives are also responsible for bringing new employers to the PA CareerLink® which allows the employers to identify candidates and opportunities for OJT or Transitional Employment. The Account Representatives are to be looked to by employers as a central point of information on various employment topics as well as job applicants and to assist the employer in any way that they can. This means by having an Account Representative lobbying for applicants, there is a better chance of PA CareerLink® customers getting the job they want.

For more information about the PA CareerLink®, call one of the many convenient locations, follow them on social media, or visit the website at www.pacareerlink.pa.gov

 

Erika Doyle, Workforce Manager

724-434-5627