PA CareerLink® Columbia/Montour Counties Opens Temporary Location

Recent flooding during Tropical Storm Lee forced the PA CareerLink® Columbia/Montour Counties out of the 351 Tenny Street location it has occupied since 2003. To provide convenient job seeker services in the Bloomsburg area, PA CareerLink® services will be offered temporarily at 3081 Columbia Boulevard (the former Bloomsburg Scuba store next to Plaza House Furniture on Route 11). Job seekers will be able to use a computer lab to update resumes and access on-line job search engines. The site will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each Friday during the month of October and the first Friday in November.

The full service location is expected to reopen at 351 Tenny Street on November 7, 2011.

According to Penny Hess, site administrator, “while Columbia and Montour County residents can access the full range of job seeker services at PA CareerLink® locations in Sunbury or Williamsport, it was important for us to re-establish a presence in Bloomsburg. We understand the losses and disruptions the flooding has caused and want to ensure that individuals looking for work can receive services locally.”

In addition to visiting the temporary location, employers or job seekers can contact the PA CareerLink® Columbia/Montour Counties by calling 570.387.6288 or go online to www.pacareerlink.state.pa.us from any Internet connection. Those visiting local libraries are reminded that a driver’s license or library card may be required for Internet access at libraries.

PA CareerLink® staff provides personalized assistance for individuals preparing for and locating employment opportunities through job search resources, interactive job preparation workshops and career assessments including the ability to earn a National WorkKeys® Career Readiness Certificate. A wide range of employment-related services to help area employers locate, recruit, screen and hire qualified candidates are available, including labor market information, staff assistance to market job openings, job matching to identify qualified, skilled workers and job seeker screening.

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Equal Opportunity Employer.
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