The Department of Labor and Industry has announced improvements to Career Link, the online system aimed at connecting employers with job seekers in Pennsylvania.
The new CareerLink site goes live on Friday. Labor and Industry officials say the improvements have a number of goals, including better matching of employers with employees who have specific skill sets, better control over who sees an applicant’s resume, more job postings, online referrals to support services, and an opportunity for applicants to share their experiences with other users.
Jerry Oleksiak, Secretary of the PA Dept. of Labor and Industry, says the system will be easy to navigate, with more emphasis on the user.
“I continually see firsthand the positive results that growing employers can attain when partnering with PA CareerLink to connect with a well-skilled workforce,” said Secretary Oleksiak. “Governor Tom Wolf recognizes the importance of partnerships between state agencies and workforce development professionals to achieve this goal, and that’s why L&I is focusing on customer-based enhancements to the PA CareerLink system.”
PA CareerLink is relaunching as a partner of the American Job Center network, which will result in an improved one-stop shop for job seekers and employers. To streamline services and offer a true customer-centered approach, L&I is aligning the online job matching system to PA CareerLink physical locations to assist both job seekers and employers in identifying and accessing the many employment and training services offered by L&I.
Customers will also be able to share their experiences with L&I via the upgraded pacareerlink.pa.gov website beginning August 10.