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07/11/2019

Wolf Administration, Local Businesses Highlight Training and Hiring Opportunities for In-Demand Jobs in Cumberland County

Carlisle, PA – To highlight the Wolf Administration's education and job training initiatives, Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Deputy Secretary for Workforce Development Eileen Cipriani today met with local workers and representatives from Vitro Architectural Glass (PPG) and ProLogistics Staffing Solutions Inc. to discuss the hiring of in-demand workers during a tour of the PA CareerLink® in Carlisle.  

"Workers are finding good jobs and businesses are hiring talented employees through their local PA CareerLink® offices," said Cipriani. "It's great to hear directly from companies and individuals about the successes they've experienced using these services. I encourage individuals and businesses to take advantage of the free services offered by PA CareerLink® offices across Pennsylvania." 

Governor Wolf wants Pennsylvania to have the strongest workforce in the nation. The governor's innovative PAsmart program is investing in high growth careers with $20 million for science and technology education, $10 million for apprenticeships and job training, and new this year, an additional $10 million for career and technical education. 

Cipriani toured the PA CareerLink® Cumberland County office and met with representatives from PPG and ProLogistics Staffing Solutions Inc., who use the PA CareerLink® system, customers who have obtained jobs through CareerLink®, and CareerLink® staff. PA CareerLink® has a customer-centered approach that helps prepare job seekers to meet the needs of a 21st century economy, and matches employers with qualified and skilled candidates. Last year, L&I announced a series of improvements to the PA CareerLink® system, including the pacareerlink.pa.gov website. 

PPG has a strong relationship with the PA CareerLink® in Carlisle and frequently uses its services for staffing needs. They have also had success with the On-the-Job Training (OJT) program and have placed several employees using the program within the past two years.

The company is currently hiring, and participates in PA CareerLink® Cumberland County job fairs and recruitment events.    

ProLogistics Staffing Solutions Inc. is an employee recruitment agency that has shared office space within PA CareerLink® Cumberland County for the past 18 months. The company, which routinely holds forklift certification classes, organizes recruitment events and participates in PA CareerLink® job fairs. They are currently hiring, seeking employees to work as forklift operators, pickers/packers, warehouse associates, and are seeking candidates for inventory control and supervisor positions in central Pennsylvania. 

"PA CareerLink® offices provide jobs seekers a pathway to success," said PA CareerLink® Site Administrator Samuel Marte. "Opportunities to create a skilled pool of workers don't just happen, you must create them. We provide job seekers with skill assessments and access to education and job training programs they need to succeed, and work closely with local businesses to invest in timely, high-quality programs to create a highly skilled, regional workforce."  

For more information about pursuing an education and career in Pennsylvania at any stage of life, visit PAsmart. 

MEDIA CONTACTS: Penny Ickes or Theresa Elliott, 717-787-7530 or dlipress@pa.gov 

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