February 12, 2020
We have already written about the need to participate in the 2020 census, individually or by working as a census taker. The Lehigh Valley did phenomenally poorly last census to its detriment, we have been told.
So, here comes a little more information for those veterans and their friends who have the ability to stand up and assist as temporary employees of the U.S. Census Bureau — and it is not a bad deal financially for the hours worked, either. Read the rest of this entry »
January 18, 2020
Want to get a foot in the door in the industrial field without a degree and relatively quickly? Want to fine tune what you offer to a prospective employer? Desire to work for the likes of Lutron, B. Braun, Crayola, SussexWire, Victaulic, Tesla, REEB, etc.? Read the rest of this entry »
December 20, 2019
The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, working with the Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council and others, intends to create a formal Veterans and Military Affairs Council. More immediately, it is in the process of making a baseline assessment of those chamber of commerce initiatives most needed. It realizes it must get beyond anecdotal experiences to have informed efforts. Therefore, as part of the assessment, it must conduct a short survey to uncover what problems — if any — local employers are facing in finding, hiring and retaining veterans as employees. Read the rest of this entry »
October 29, 2019
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On November 6, CareerLink Lehigh Valley is again sponsoring a veterans employment and education fair, as it has done annually for a few years now. It is primarily arranged by its employees who themselves are veterans and are keen in helping you find employment.
They thought you might be interested in knowing the employers who will be attending thus far: Read the rest of this entry »
April 2, 2019
Finally, after months and months of delay, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry is advertising openly for someone to replace the Disabled Veterans Opportunity Program Counselor lost at the Lehigh Valley CareerLink in August 2018, due to retirement. If you are a veteran and wish to help our community’s veterans, and their spouses in certain instances, in gaining secure and good-paying employment upon return from service and for other reasons, this may be one of the best ways to do it. These civil service positions are federally funded under the U.S. Department of Labor’s US VETS program. Below are the details provided by Doug Monroe, the remaining veterans employment representative at the CareerLink: Read the rest of this entry »
December 17, 2018
On 30 November, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program (VR&E) announced its ability to provide “Tele-counseling” to those disabled veterans desiring it.
The VA’s Tele-counseling, or virtual communication system, allows the use of any device with a webcam and microphone to communicate with one of its 1,000-plus Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors (VRC). This capability reduces travel costs and time for both veterans and VRCs, thereby potentially improving a veteran’s access to necessary VR&E services. “VR&E’s Tele-counseling service is another example of how VA continually modernizes in support of Veterans’ needs … [It provides] personalized, interactive face-to-face services regardless of location”, according to the Secretary of the VA, Robert Wilkie.
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