Friday, May 8, 2015

Vet Friendly Valley

Nancy Dischinat, Executive Director, 
Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Board explaining how the PA CareerLink® Lehigh Valley contributes to a “Vet Friendly Valley”

It’s no secret that many military veterans are facing obstacles to employment. The PA CareerLink® Lehigh Valley is committed to helping veterans in the most comprehensive way possible.
Representatives at the Veterans Employment Center at PA CareerLink® Lehigh Valley are workforce professionals who assist veterans and their family members with every aspect of employment.  Not only are they professionally qualified specialists but six out of the seven representatives are veterans themselves.

These representatives break down the barriers of employment and serve as a liaisons between the veteran and employers.  They can assist veterans with job searching, re-training, and supportive services.

The knowledge and support does not stop with career and workforce assistance. The PA CareerLink® Lehigh Valley representatives are ready to refer veterans to organizations that aid veterans and their family members.  The Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Social Charities, Hopes for Vet, Troops to Teachers Program, Veteran Entrepreneurship, Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council are just some of the many collaborators that work hand in hand with PA CareerLink® Lehigh Valley to offer supportive services while veterans are seeking employment.
PA CareerLink® Lehigh Valley can assist veterans in any stage of employment searching.  The representatives’ expertise can be valuable for veterans with service related injuries, who have been incarcerated, are financially challenged, members of the mature workforce, have been recently laid off--and possibly the most vulnerable --homeless veterans.  Employment can help combat homelessness and the PA CareerLink® Lehigh Valley is ready to help.

Every fall the PA CareerLink® Lehigh Valley hosts a Veterans Job Fair with over 50 employers and special events to assist job seekers.  Please visit periodically to learn more about free services and special events for our veterans and military family.  You can also call 610-437-5627 to receive individualized assistance.

The PA CareerLink® Lehigh Valley proves to be a part of this “vet friendly valley” by way of their programs and services. If you are a veteran or know a veteran please take advantage of PA CareerLink® Lehigh Valley and their extensive resources.

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