Two Key Veterans Positions Being Offered After diddling around for months and months, the Commonwealth’s Human Resources system has finally gotten around to advertising for two key, vacant, federally funded, CareerLink Lehigh Valley positions which are important to the veterans community. A quick summary is provided below and where to Read more…
Free event. Forget the recruiting and other parts, the chief value of this endeavor may be an opportunity for our local employers to market themselves further to those separating servicemembers out of state and those recently returned who are seeking employment — via inclusion in PNGAS’ marketing, outreach plan. Good Read more…
The name of the event might not be clear in conveying the message, but the subject is: hiring veterans is good business; and employers need to be proactive. The question is how; and what to know to advantage. This is the first of a round of seminars for 2022.
Are You Aware of the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP)? Probably not, but on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched VRRAP on March 11, 2021 for those military veterans who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Participating veterans can receive education and training for a Read more…
Lehigh County must replace one of its full time veterans affairs employees immediately. If you have the interest, brains and heart to become an accredited veterans service officer — one of the most sought-after qualifications in the complicated world of veterans affairs services — for the purpose of both assisting veterans in Lehigh County in knowing what benefits are available to them and in applying for them, this is the job you want. Note that it is not a civil service position.
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In a very real sense, the first qualification for this program is tragic, but the origin of the thinking behind House Resolution 107 of the 116th Congress (2019-2020) is well-meant. “When our servicemembers make the ultimate sacrifice, there is no award, no amount of money or no program that can Read more…
It is good to see the community step forward to offer help to our veterans in honest ways. The Bethlehem Area Public Library is doing just that through offering to us their resume service.
The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Workforce Board LV/PA CareerLink® Lehigh Valley will be conducting a couple of teleconference seminars using Zoom around the Veterans Day period to both celebrate veterans and to encourage businesses to seek them out for employment: (more…)
Are you a business interested in attracting and recruiting servicemembers separating from active duty (veterans)? They are motivated men and women who can help to ensure your success and profitability. However, although often highly skilled, they are not generally credentialed or running around with some unnecessary degree that will bring them to your attention.
The Department of Defense has recognized this deficiency and implemented DoD SkillBridge. It may be worth checking out. But there is another and less restrictive way more suited to your needs to do the same. Consider developing a Registered Apprenticeship Program to overcome the skills barrier. (more…)
The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, working with the Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council and others, has created a Veterans and Military Affairs Council focused upon employment; e.g., helping local businesses to find returning military veterans, for they are known to have the makings for being reliable, first-rate employees.
The chamber has been conducting an initial, baseline survey to assess the current situation in the valley for these separating military servicemembers. It is soliciting responses from as many government agencies and businesses (for profit and nonprofit) which have employees in our Greater Lehigh Valley area as possible. The more organizations participating, the more accurate the assessment will be. (more…)