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Celebrating Workforce Development Month: A Recap of PA CareerLink® Day

The PA CareerLink® at Luzerne and Schuylkill Counties supports employers looking to meet their hiring needs and connect job seekers with resources they need to secure long-term employment. Read below to learn about three local employers who are actively hiring in NEPA!

PA CareerLink® Day

In honor of Workforce Development Month, PA CareerLink® recently hosted a momentous event that brought together our communities across our Hazleton, Pottsville, and Wilkes-Barre offices. The purpose was to empower individuals with the tools and resources needed to succeed in the job market. PA CareerLink® Day, held on Tuesday, September 12th, was a resounding success, and we want to share the highlights and the essence of this impactful day.


Who We Are



At PA CareerLink®, our mission is clear: to connect job seekers and employers, providing comprehensive resources, support, and guidance to bridge the gap between talent and opportunity. With a commitment to fostering economic growth and individual empowerment, we serve as a catalyst for positive change in our communities.


The Significance of PA CareerLink® Day



PA CareerLink® Day was more than just an event; it was a celebration of our dedication to workforce development. In collaboration with our partners and the community, we came together across our Hazleton, Pottsville, and Wilkes-Barre offices to create an environment where job seekers, employers, and community partners could connect, learn, and grow.


Key Highlights of PA CareerLink® Day



  1. Live Broadcasts by Local Radio Stations: Throughout PA CareerLink® Day, the airwaves came alive with live broadcasts from three local radio stations, each adding its unique style to the event. Magic 105.5 (Hazleton), T-102 (Pottsville), and Rock 107 (Wilkes-Barre) joined the festivities, infusing the event with a vibrant atmosphere and reaching a wide audience.
  2. Media Coverage by El Mensajero: El Mensajero, our trusted media partner, was present at our Hazleton office to capture every moment, ensuring that the event’s impact would reach a wide and diverse audience.
  3. The Food Dignity Movement: Adding to the event’s richness, The Food Dignity Movement set up a stand at our Wilkes-Barre office, providing fresh, wholesome produce to all attendees, emphasizing the importance of community support. Their ‘pay what you can, take what you need’ initiative embodied a true spirit of equality for all.
  4. Community Resources: Participants across our Hazleton, Pottsville, and Wilkes-Barre offices had access to a wealth of community resources, covering a spectrum of needs, including employment opportunities, educational guidance, and various essential services.


The Essence of the Day



PA CareerLink® Day wasn’t just about connecting job seekers with employers. It was about fostering a sense of community and belonging, where everyone’s potential could be realized. It was about supporting individuals on their journey toward economic self-sufficiency, and it was about building bridges toward a brighter future.

This event encapsulated our commitment to workforce development, showcasing our dedication to creating opportunities and empowering individuals to achieve their dreams. It was a testament to the belief that when communities across Hazleton, Pottsville, and Wilkes-Barre offices come together with a shared vision, remarkable things can happen.



Thank you to our partners, participants, and the community for making PA CareerLink® Day a tremendous success across our Hazleton, Pottsville, and Wilkes-Barre offices. As we continue to champion workforce development, we look forward to even greater achievements in the future, knowing that together, we can build stronger, more prosperous communities for all.

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