FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 13, 2020
Pennsylvania Launches COVID-19 Job Hiring Portal
Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvanians looking for work can now find life-sustaining
businesses that are hiring through a new online COVID-19
job portal the Department of
Labor & Industry is launching today.
life-sustaining businesses across Pennsylvania are hiring and this new
portal will help connect them with people looking for a job,” said L&I
Secretary Jerry Oleksiak. “A top priority of
L&I is to provide businesses with access to the workforce they need to
maintain their life-sustaining operations and help our workers find jobs,
especially during this unprecedented and challenging time.”
People seeking employment can
and select the green “PA COVID-19 Jobs – Hiring Immediately” job portal
banner to see active job openings. Selecting the “Apply Now” button for a
listed position will redirect individuals to the employer’s website or
email where they can apply directly with the employer and speed up the
businesses can feature their job openings on the portal through
an easy to use online
form. Businesses must meet the
criteria of a life-sustaining
business and must have more than 10 job
The PA COVID-19 job portal is
updated daily so businesses in need are spotlighted and people searching
for employment have the latest job information.
The new COVID-19
job portal is part of the PA CareerLink® system, an effective one-stop
shop for Pennsylvania job seekers and employers. Local PA CareerLink® business teams are assisting
life-sustaining businesses to ensure their specific hiring needs are met.
Although PA CareerLink® offices across the commonwealth
are physically closed to adhere to necessary social distancing measures,
the majority of staff are teleworking and providing virtual services to
both job seekers and employers.
commonwealth's Responding to COVID-19 guide for the latest guidance and resources for Pennsylvanians or the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s dedicated coronavirus
webpage for the
most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.
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