ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) – A support service for job seekers and employers is seeing more and more people looking for work.
PA CareerLink said that as long as you’re 16, they can help you find a job, no matter what hurdle you face.
Blair & Bedford County CareerLink site administrator Gwen Fisher said with their one-on-one service you don’t have to do it alone.
They offer help with job hunting, resume writing, interview skills, and try to connect people with other community resources.
For employers, Fisher said they make sure workers are well suited.
“We help them with their vacancies, we can organize job fairs for them, we can match these job seekers with the jobs we have, it’s a very personal job matching service that we offer them all at no cost, ”Fisher mentioned.
Altoona resident Taylor Carini used the CareerLink service to find his current job at ArtsAltoona and he looks forward to working.
“I hear a lot of people complaining that they don’t want to come to work, but I don’t have this problem, I like it, it’s something that I’m looking for, it’s something that I enjoy , I don’t want to give it up anytime soon, ”Carini said.
Carini was born blind, but he said he was like everyone else.
“Really no different from any other person, I mean I know it’s a disability, but I don’t consider it to be one,” Carini said.
To be able to do whatever anyone who sees can do, just in a different way.
“He does things that a lot of people think you absolutely need to see, like writing articles and having one-on-one with people, but he does it himself and he does a really good job. “said Christian Douglas, ArtsAltoona employee.
The program has remained busy, so they ask you to make an appointment before coming.
To learn more about PA CareerLink, you can visit their website or contact them at 814-940-6200.
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