Exton (August 6, 2018) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently joined Pennsylvania Secretary of Labor and Industry Jerry Oleksiak during a visit to Pa. Career Link Chester County to discuss efforts to connect local workers with new jobs.

Dinniman, Secretary Oleksiak, and Pat Bokovitz, Director of the Chester County Department of Community Development, heard how officials from Powerback Rehabilitation are hiring local residents to fill jobs at its new state-of-the-art post-hospital rehabilitation facility in Exton.

Pictured (from left to right) Secretary Oleksiak, Fran Pierce of the Chester County Workforce Development Board, Senator Dinniman, and Claudia Hellebush, President and CEO of the United Way of Chester County

They also listened to success stories from residents who have helped both find new career paths and further their careers thanks to CareerLink’s services.

Bokovitz highlighted the importance of CareerLink even as Pennsylvania makes great strides in reducing unemployment.

“With lower unemployment sometimes there’s a misunderstanding of the need for workforce development and career programs,” he said. “But it’s not just about finding a job, sometimes it’s about finding a better job.”

Oleksiak mentioned the success of the PASmart initiative, a new workforce development initiative that helps connect Pennsylvanians with resources for working and training in the Commonwealth. He also discussed the growing success of apprenticeship programs in the biomedical, cybersecurity and information technology industries.

“CareerLink is a win-win for both employers and employees,” he said. “And it’s important for us and for leaders in Harrisburg to remember that.”

Dinniman said it was vital that employees retain career flexibility in the changing economic climate.

“Everyone deserves a chance to succeed. In an economy where industries are changing, all of us are going to have to be ready to be trained and retrained for new careers,” he said.

 

Upcoming Events

July 2019
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
June 30, 2019 July 1, 2019 July 2, 2019 July 3, 2019 July 4, 2019 July 5, 2019 July 6, 2019
July 7, 2019 July 8, 2019 July 9, 2019 July 10, 2019 July 11, 2019 July 12, 2019 July 13, 2019
July 14, 2019 July 15, 2019 July 16, 2019 July 17, 2019 July 18, 2019 July 19, 2019 July 20, 2019
July 21, 2019 July 22, 2019 July 23, 2019 July 24, 2019 July 25, 2019 July 26, 2019 July 27, 2019
July 28, 2019 July 29, 2019 July 30, 2019 July 31, 2019 August 1, 2019 August 2, 2019 August 3, 2019

Looking For Something

Still not finding what you're looking for? Please contact me or my staff so we can help you!