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Expo kicks off with informative Friday session

Posted on June 22nd, 2010 08:20 AM

This year, an estimated 107,000 people could be employed, either directly or in support companies, by the natural gas industry in the Marcellus Shale region. In an effort to connect job seekers with potential gas industry employers, the Pennsylvania College of Technology, the Marcellus Shale Education and Training Center, Pennsylvania CareerLink and Williamsport-Lycoming Chamber of Commerce partnered to conduct the Marcellus Career Expo of North Central PA.  Click here to view article (PDF).

Skills assessment could aid job hunt

Posted on June 22nd, 2010 08:18 AM

If you’re one of the approximately 15 percent of adults out of work in central Pennsylvania, an assessment of your skills may increase your job-hunt chances, workforce officials say. Shannon Miller, executive director, and Rachel Smith, assistant director of the Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corp., based in Lewisburg, offered insights and advice concerning high unemployment numbers during the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting on Thursday in Mifflinburg.   Click here to view article (PDF).

Specific job preparation the topic of new series

Posted on June 22nd, 2010 08:17 AM

The Lewistown CareerLink is offering a FIT 4 Career Series, designed to help participants plan and prepare for work in a specific industry, according to information by the Pennsylvania CareerLink and the Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation. The two series being offered locally are FIT 4 Advanced Manufacturing and FIT 4 Building and Construction.   Click here to view article (PDF).

Initiative hopes to re-engage high school drop-outs

Posted on June 22nd, 2010 08:15 AM

With many jobs now requiring a degree, high school dropouts often turn to government aid to keep themselves and their families fed and clothed. But a new Pennsylvania education initiative is working to help these former students return to school and receive the education they need to find a job with a self-sustaining wage.  Click here to view article (PDF).

The Decade in Review Where are the jobs

Posted on June 22nd, 2010 08:09 AM

Six people are seeking employment for every job opening in the United States. And there aren’t many job openings as the new decade dawns, the result of the recession that strangled the nation’s economy in the past two years. In the Valley, more than 500 workers have been dislocated from seven companies in the four-county area since April, according to Shannon Miller, executive director of the Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corp.  Click here to view article (PDF).

Young adults pay tribute to local vets

Posted on June 22nd, 2010 07:54 AM

More than two dozen young adults paid tribute to local veterans Monday morning by raising new flags at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Lincoln Street and Spanish-American War Monument at Market and Lincoln streets. The flag-raising was conducted by participants in the Central Pennsylvania YouthBuild Program as part of a service-learning project.  Click here to view article (PDF).

Holiday jobs are scarce in the Valley

Posted on June 22nd, 2010 07:52 AM

While a handful of major retailers are hiring locally for the holidays, national trends suggest those with jobs can expect more hours and those without may remain without. That’s because retailers expect a 1 percent decline in holiday sales over past year, and they’re looking to reduce operating costs, said Rachel Smith, assistant director of the Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corp. Click here to view article (PDF).

Economic impact summer work field crowded

Posted on June 22nd, 2010 07:47 AM

For teenagers and college students looking for summer work, the outlook is bleaker than in past years. That doesn’t mean work isn’t available; it just means that the competition for jobs is much tougher.  Click here to view article (PDF).