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Employment & Recruitment Services

Personal assistance from skilled and experienced Business Service professionals with individualized plans to fit your workplace culture, business needs and the hiring process. Saving employers time and money spent to shorten the hiring cycle.

Services offered at NO COST to employers or job seekers:

  • Mass Recruitment
  • Job Matching
  • Job Seeker database management assistance
  • On-site interview events at PA CareerLink® or employer location(s)
  • Access to skilled U.S. Military Veterans, dislocated workers, or unemployed workers 


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Assistance Hiring Veterans

Looking for a hard-working, motivated, ethical employee? Try hiring a military veteran. Veterans are disciplined team players that can bolster any employer’s business. Hiring veterans is not only a good idea, it’s good business. 

It is easy for employers to tap into this large workforce; reach out to our Local Veterans Employment Representative (LVER) today to make a hire that will make a difference in your company or organization.  Ask our LVER about special incentives and programs for hiring veterans. 

Federal Contractor?  Our LVER specializes in assisting Federal Contractors with Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) compliance.

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New & Incumbent Worker Training

Individuals and employers may be eligible for training funds, including classroom training, on the job training, and registered apprenticeships. Please contact your local PA CareerLink® office or affiliate for further details about the requirements or attend one of our orientations.

Contact our Business Services team to learn more.

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Layoff Assistance

Rapid Response is an early intervention service that assists workers and employers affected by layoffs, plant closures, or natural disasters. It provides access to the Commonwealth's PA CareerLink® system of user-friendly resources and information to help transition workers into reemployment.

The sooner employers, their workers, and the community come together to manage the change, the better the outcome for everyone:

  • The community maintains its tax base;
  • Businesses are better able to manage their human resource needs, Unemployment Insurance costs, and Worker Compensation costs during the transition; and
  • The impact on the family's quality of life is minimized

The Rapid Response program was developed to help dislocated workers who are part of a large layoff. Its primary objective is to provide workers with the resources and services they need to allow them to find new jobs or get the training and education needed for new careers so that they can get back to work quickly.

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Employer Financial Hiring Incentives

Access to available federal and private monies for employers to take on and train new employees. Through our Business Services team, we offer On-the-Job Training, Customized and Incumbent funding for employers looking to onboard talent. This unique program benefits employers and employees alike. Its main goal is to provide employers financial assistance for training new employees in the skills they need to perform their jobs effectively. 

Through our Business Services team, we offer access to available federal and private monies for employers to take on and train employees.  This is available via On-the-Job Training, Customized Job Training, and Incumbent Worker Training, which funds employers looking to onboard new talent and further develop and/or retain current employees.

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Labor Market Information

Labor Market Information includes a variety of labor market statistics, economic, and demographic data such as:

  • Employment and Wages - current employment, projections, and wages by industry and occupation, occupational profiles, and career information.
  • Labor Force - labor force, employment, unemployment, and unemployment rates.
  • Economic Indicators - PA Price Level Index, Consumer Price Index, income, and unemployment claims data.
  • Population – age, race, gender, income, veteran’s status, and education information.

LMI can help job seekers and businesses gain a better understanding about our region. 

Visit the Partner4Work website to access reports about the Pittsburgh area labor market, opportunity occupations, and more.


OVR Services for Employers, Business, and Industry

The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation provides a wide range of services just for employers. Dedicated to serving Pennsylvanians with disabilities who want to work, we are ready to help you meet your recruitment and hiring needs. We match prescreened, qualified candidates to your business requirements, and provide follow-up and support to make sure both the employee and the employer are satisfied. Employing qualified people with disabilities makes good business sense. 


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