LVMAC Tidbit: Free Credentialing Program Available to Veterans

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 »


LVMAC News: Businesses! We Need Your Help and Thinking

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 »


LVMAC Tidbit: Guess Who Is Coming to the Vet Job and Ed Fair? Are You?

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 »


LVMAC Tidbit: Veterans Employment Representative Position Opens in the Valley

April 2, 2019

DLI LogoFinally, 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 »


LVMAC Tidbit: VR&E Program Now Offers “Tele-Counseling” to Improve Its Service

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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LVMAC Tidbit: Organic Farming as a Career?

December 14, 2018

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LVMAC Tidbit: Commercial Truck Drivers Are a Critical Profession Needed in the Lehigh Valley

November 24, 2018

On 20 November, LVB.com (a media product of Lehigh Valley Business) reported, “The trucking industry has a shortage of drivers, and many military veterans get out of the service and struggle to find the right job to be their second career.”  The article stated Mack Trucks is donating one of its locally manufactured Anthem Trucks to the American Trucking Association to help recruit and hire veterans into the trucking industry.

The “Education and Talent Supply Report” recently released by the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation suggests Read the rest of this entry »


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