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Senator Boscola’s November Jobs Update

Whether you are job-hunting for your first job, looking to make a career move, unemployed and looking for gainful employment - I am hopeful that this bulletin can assist you in your search.  Please do not ever hesitate to contact one of my offices for any assistance with any state-related issue. 

Census Takers

Census 20/20The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring census takers to work in their own communities. The 2020 Census counts every person living in the United States and five U.S. territories—once, only once, and in the right place. This census is conducted every 10 years by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency.

If hired, your work schedule will depend on your position. Generally, hours for field positions are flexible. Some field positions require you to work during the day. Other positions require evening and weekend work interviewing the public. Supervisory positions require employees to be available for certain day, evening, and/or weekend shifts.

In Lehigh & Northampton Counties, census takers earn $18.00 per hour and field employees will be reimbursed for authorized work expenses like mileage incurred while conducting census work.

To learn more about being a census taker and to apply, please visit https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.html

PA CareerLink

Pennsylvania CareerLinkPA CareerLink is part of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry's initiative to transform the landscape of how job-seekers find family sustaining jobs and how employers find the skilled candidates that they need. Through this initiative, a user-friendly, premiere job-matching system has been created to help bridge the gap that currently exists between job-seekers and employers.

Using the PA CareerLink site, job-seekers have the ability to search and apply for job openings across the Commonwealth or narrow it down to their own town. You can create and upload a resume and make yourself available to thousands of employers. PA CareerLink will also recommend jobs for you based on your preferences. One exciting feature is an automatic capture of all of your job-search activities within PA CareerLink. You have the ability to record any outside job-search activities, too. Learn more about On-the-Job-Training here.

To get started, visit www.pacareerlink.pa.gov.

Lehigh Valley Numbers to Know

4.3% - Unemployment rate (September 2019)
15,603 - Online job postings
355,200 - Total labor force
339,900 - People employed
$22.93 - Average earnings per hour

Source: Workforce Board Lehigh Valley

#FunFactFriday:

The Lehigh University - Lafayette College football rivalry dates back to 1884 when the two teams first played each other. Played over 150 times, it is the most played football rivalry in the nation. It is also the longest uninterrupted rivalry, since the teams have met every year since 1897.

PennDOTPennDOT Winter Maintenance Program

A winter with PennDOT could become a career or it can just be a way to earn extra money.  PennDOT is accepting applications today for their Winter Maintenance Program.  Opportunities exist statewide for CDL Operators, Mechanics and Tradesman Helpers, Radio Dispatchers, Welders, Custodial Workers and Semi-Skilled Laborers. Click here to apply or visit www.penndot.gov to learn more about the program.

Apprenticeship Programs 

Apprenticeship.govDid you know….that employers nationwide have hired over 583,000 apprentices since January 1, 2017?  And that after apprenticeship completion, a staggering 94% of apprentices retain employment? 

Apprenticeships are industry-driven, high-quality career pathways where employers can develop and prepare future workforce -  individuals can obtain paid work experience, classroom instruction, and a portable, nationally-recognized credentials. 

Whether you are a career seeker looking to learn about the benefits of apprenticeship & launching your career or if you are an employer looking to promote your open apprenticeship jobs, it would most definitely be worth your while to check out www.apprenticeship.gov

November Local Hiring Events in the Lehigh Valley:

11th  * Walmart eCommerce Hiring Event
12th  * LaborMax Staffing Job Fair
13th * REM Staffing Job Fair
14th * Sweet Home HealthCare Job Fair
14th * Express Employment Professionals Job Fair
19th * REM Staffing Job Fair
20th * HTSS, Inc. Job Fair
21st * Always Best Care Job Fair (EETC)

Now Hiring in the Valley!

Check out some local job opportunities to explore below:

Entry Level PA State Jobs Family Dollar Fred Beans Automotive
Entry Level State Jobs (3) Family Dollar (17) Fred Beans Automotive (18)
       
GEODIS (27) Home Depot (88) Lehigh Valley Health Network Lehigh Valley International Airport
GEODIS (27) Home Depot (88) Lehigh Valley Health Network (675+) Lehigh Valley International Airport (14)
       
Lowes McDonald’s Shoprite (250) Sodexo
Lowes (95) McDonald’s (160+) Shoprite (250) Sodexo (40)
       
St. Luke’s UPS Wawa  
St. Luke’s (970+) UPS (40) Wawa (84)  
       

Mark your calendar…upcoming ACA Enrollment Event in Bethlehem!

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Offices of State Senator Lisa M. Boscola

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