Careerlink helps both job seekers and employers

NEW BERLIN – Employers around the region have a valuable resource in the Pennsylvania CareerLink. That was the message at Thursday’s Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce Meeting at the Sun Area Technical School in New Berlin. Sue Snyder is the director of the CareerLink in Sunbury and Bloomsburg and spoke about their assistance in the communities.

 

Snyder said, “Our job is to find talented people to fit in with your businesses. Everyday we get to help people. But, it’s really more personal, because you have to understand that most of the people that we work with live in this area. We want to live in communities that are strong and where everyone that wants a job can find a job. So, we do take it personal.”

 

Snyder explained how the CareerLink were developed. She said, “CareerLink were created by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. They are the delivery service for training and employment in our area. The act mandated that every state have one-stops and in Pennsylvania, they are called CareerLink.”

 

Snyder stated, “The idea behind it is that all the services that can benefit people looking for training or employment or services that might support those people would be located in one spot.”

 

Snyder says they will visit businesses to show them how to use the CareerLink system to post jobs they may have available. Those services are free to area companies. (Ali Stevens)