What is the Team PA CareerLink?

The Team PA CareerLink is a "One-Stop" center, providing an array of career and workforce development services to employers and job-seekers, as mandated by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.

The Team PA CareerLink of Westmoreland County provides customers -both employers and job-seekers- with convenient access to a wide range of employment and training resources through a single location, and, when possible, through Internet linkages. By integrating the resources of collaborating agencies, the Team PA CareerLink delivers an enhanced level of service with fewer hassles.

The Team PA CareerLink site for Westmoreland County is located at the Business and Industry Center at Westmoreland County Community College in Youngwood and will be operated as a joint venture by the Pennsylvania Job Service, the Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc., and Westmoreland County Community College.

CareerLink Core Services for Employers:

  • Orientation to CareerLink system & services
  • Multiple methods to list job openings, with employer choice regarding the method of referral and the information on the job listing available to the public
  • Access to resumes posted by job-seekers using CareerLink
  • Access to America's Career kit
  • Automated job matching
  • Referral of qualified candidates
  • Information on training programs and providers, including consumer reports on program effectiveness
  • Labor market information to bridge economic & workforce development
  • Information on human resource topics such as tax credits, UC, and labor law compliance
  • Initial skills assessment/occupational profiling of company positions
  • Computerized training to upgrade basic skills of incumbent workers
  • Rapid Response services

CareerLink Core Services for Job-Seekers:

  • Outreach, intake, and orientation to CareerLink system & services
  • Initial assessment of skill levels, aptitudes, & supportive service needs
  • Job search & placement assistance
  • Career counseling
  • Labor market information including job vacancy listings & local in-demand occupations
  • Consumer reports on performance & cost of eligible training programs
  • Information on the availability of supportive services in the local area
  • Information regarding unemployment Compensation
  • Assistance in establishing eligibility for training and education programs
The following agencies will offer services through the Team PA CareerLink of Westmoreland County: