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VETERANS EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING

By law, PA CareerLink® gives priority to qualified veterans through administration of the Veterans Program.

The Veterans Program provides a full range of employment services to assist veterans in their search for work. Specially trained veteran employment representatives located in PA CareerLink® offices provide veterans with a full range of employment services, including referral services, job development, referral to training, and referral to government and community veteran service agencies. These representatives help veterans match their job skills to employer job openings and contact employers on behalf of the veteran for consideration in hiring.

The program places special emphasis on helping disabled veterans secure employment opportunities. Disabled veterans outreach representatives are located at the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Veterans Administration (VA) Centers to expedite the placement of veterans who have completed training under the VA Vocational Rehabilitation Program.

Special attention is also given to those veterans who are leaving the military. The Transition Assistance Programs (TAP) located at Tobyhanna Army Depot and Carlisle Barracks are designed to assist these veterans who are getting ready to leave the military. TAP consists of workshops where attendees learn to conduct job searches and prepare resumes and cover letters. Current labor market information is provided, as well as an evaluation of employability relative to the job market. Veterans’ benefits are also covered.

Please contact the Veterans Employment Representative in your area for further information.

 

Information/application process for these services:

Staff is available at the PA CareerLink® Carbon County, Monday thru Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. No appointment is necessary for information requests. Appointments are suggested for one-on-one case management services.

 

Contact Information:

Telephone:  570-325-2701
TDD/TTY:  570-325-7850
Fax:  570-325-5536

 

 

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