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What is Pennsylvania CareerLink?

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Pennsylvania CareerLink is a service run by the state's Departments of Labor & Industry and Human Services that helps job seekers prepare for and find employment. As of October 2015, there are 62 physical CareerLink offices throughout the state and a website that provides online support as well.

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Pennsylvania CareerLink provides career training resources for state residents and matches candidates with available jobs. Services vary by location, but common offerings include resume consultation and workshops that focus on skills such as interview etiquette. Pennsylvania residents without their high school diploma can also enroll in classes to help study for the GED.

In addition to physical offices, CareerLink runs a website that gathers job postings and allows residents to post resumes and apply for positions. The site provides career information and resources on outside services such as child care, vocational training and medical assistance.

American veterans are given priority status and considered first for any position in the CareerLink system, to comply with the Jobs for Veterans Act of 2002. CareerLink also provides specialized youth services to minors, both in-school and out-of-school. Programs geared toward youths strive to prevent early drop-out by providing leadership development, occupational training, internships and adult mentoring to young people.

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