LVMAC Tidbit — A Special State Agency Job Fair

August 12, 2016

yay-694456In talking about veterans preference points of state and local civil service positions,  here’s a little nugget of information below on a special state agency job fair where many of the state’s agencies are gathering together and which is not too far from us.  Perhaps CareerLink Lehigh Valley will have one in the future, though individual state agencies do appear there from time to time. Read the rest of this entry »

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LVMAC Tidbit — Looking for a Job in State or Local Government in PA? Do Know About the Veterans Preference Law?

August 12, 2016

PA State LogoThe Commownwealth’s Veterans Preference statute might not be the greatest thing since sliced butter and we have heard that there have been problems of fairness in hiring veterans in by state government. It is what drove a state law which now requires a veteran to be appointed to the state’s Civil Service Commission.  However, that does not mean you should be ignorant of the benefit when applying.  It has helped many. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit — Want to Learn How to Drive and Get Paid?

March 13, 2016

NCC Offers Free Tuition for Truck Driver Training

NCC LogoAccording to a 4 March 2016 posting by Northampton Community College (NCC), a grant from the United States Department of Transportation has enabled the college to offer free commercial truck driver training to current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their spouses (including current members of the National Guard and Reserves) who reside in Northampton, Monroe, Pike, Wayne, Carbon, or Lackawanna counties.   [Editor’s Note: It is unfortunate such a course offering does not exist for Lehigh County residents.] Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit — Veterans Job Fair for Vets and Spouses

November 3, 2014

CareerLink Veterans Job Fair Flyer 10Nov2104On Monday, 10 November between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., PA CareerLink is hosting a job fair for military veterans and spouses of veterans only  at the Lehigh Valley CareerLink on Union Boulvard (the former Western Electric Building).  More than forty (40) employers have and training providers have signed up up thus far.

For more information, contact Don Stewart, Employer Services Manager, ESDI,  at Tel: 610-841-1171 or email: dstewart@careerlinklv.org.

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As of 3 November 2014


LVMAC News — David Rubright to Speak About Veterans and Employment

September 10, 2014

David Rubright, who is the Workforce Education Coordinator for the Lehigh Career & Technical Institute (LCTI), will speak on the topic of “Veterans, Employment and the Realities of the Business World” at our upcoming LVMAC Council meeting on 17 September.  See home page for location and time.

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As of 10 September 2014

 


LVMAC Tidbit — Free Airline Travel for Job Interviews

April 5, 2014

Hire Our Heroes (HOH) will provide a free, round-trip ticket to anywhere in the country if a transitioning veteran needs to go to a job interview but is otherwise without the means to travel to and from the interview. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit: PPL Wants to Work With the Council

July 16, 2013

Anthony Pearson, Founder and President of PPLVets, a “Business Resource Group” (BRG) of PPL Corporation, the local power and light company, spoke to the Council at its 19 June business meeting. He is Persian Gulf War (Gulf War I) Marine who served from 1989 through 1993.

Pearson explained PPL has had ten other minority and special group BRG’s since it began them about 13 to 14 years ago, but it had never had one for veterans until Read the rest of this entry »


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