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  Workforce Developments
August 2011
Job Openings and Re-Employment Resources

PACareerLink®-Chester County has released a new Job Openings Report for August, 2011. Job-seekers can connect with these opportunities and more through Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Workforce Development System.
A new Labor Market Information System is available through the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, which includes Job Spidering technology, that pulls job postings from internet job boards according to search criteria that you select.  Job spidering allows job-seekers to review thousands of jobs from dozens of websites in one location.
CareerOneStop is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and also provides an abundance of career development information.  Accessible through this system is a new Re-Employment Portal, which provides guidance to those struggling with job loss and information to help those who've exhausted their unemployment benefits. 

NEW Labor Market Data Reports
The PA Department of Labor's Center for Workforce Information and Analysis has just issued two new data reports:
  1. Snapshot Report on Chester County's Agriculture & Food Production industry cluster, and;
  2. An updated PA Fast Facts report, detailing recent trends and statistics about Pennsylvania's labor market.
Medicaid Infrastructure Grant (MIG) Announcement
The PA Department of Labor has announced the following grant opportunity.

Works for Me is seeking local programs, including transition programs, consumer groups, centers for independent living, community agencies, and organizations who serve individuals with disabilities, to actively promote employment for individuals with disabilities.

The purpose of the grant is to improve employment opportunities that lead to competitive jobs and economic security for individuals with disabilities.

Medicaid Infrastructure Grants are offered to improve employment opportunities that lead to competitive jobs and economic security for individuals with disabilities. 

Activities to achieve this objective may include, but are not limited to, career fairs, career or motivational speakers, career guidance seminars, job shadowing opportunities, field trips, breakfast meetings, luncheons, forums, roundtables, training, business organization presentations, mentoring events, business tours, workshops, webinars, and presentations. 

Click here for more details about the Request for Proposals, and to access the application form.  Entries must be postmarked by August 31, 2011.

CHESCOcolor-seal_transparent.gifChester County Board of Commissioners:

Terence Farrell, Chair

Kathi Cozzone

Ryan A. Costello

Chester County Workforce Investment Board | (610) 344.6900

Advancing Chester County's Workforce

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