While CAN DO is not a training provider or employment agency, we can point you to local organizations that do a great job offering employment-related services.
Pennsylvania CareerLink is a statewide cooperative effort to provide career services to job-seekers, employers, and other interested individuals. The Hazleton Career Link Office serves as a clearinghouse for available state-sponsored training programs available to assist local industry. This office represents a one-stop location where customers have ready access to all of the government agencies involved in administering job training assistance. Career Link staff aids in the recruitment, screening, and referral of qualified job applicants and determining eligibility for training program reimbursement.
Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce has two training programs that lead to certification every year. Those certificate programs are:
- OSHA Voluntary Compliance Certification for General Industry, which provides an introduction to OSHA and covers workplace issues including: Walking and Working Surfaces, Fire Protection,Electrical and Safety-related work practices, Machine safeguarding, Personal Protective Equipment, Hazard Communication, Ergonomics, Blood Borne Pathogens, Hazardous materials, and Confined Spaces.
- Certification Training for Workers Compensation Safety Committees, an annual training that is required to maintain workplace safety committee’s state certification. The training is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry through the chamber.
There is also a wide range of informative, educational seminars held by the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce throughout the year.
Manufacturers & Employers Association
The Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers & Employers Association assists area companies by acting as a business resource partner. Whether a company needs customized training for their workforce, has a question regarding human resource issues, or wants to network with professionals on a regional basis, the association provides the necessary tools.
The MAEA is a non-profit, membership-based association that is dedicated to helping area businesses remain competitive in this ever-changing global economy. The organization provides programs such as quarterly roundtable discussions; plant tours; hotline services for safety, environment, engineering, and human resource topics; management and supervisory training; compliance and regulatory training; and important wage, salary, and employee benefits benchmarking data. The association serves companies throughout Luzerne, Schuylkill, Carbon, Lackawanna, and Northumberland counties.
Workforce Investment Act: On-the-Job-Training
Luzerne/Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board, Inc. is a federally funded program made available through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) in partnership with the local Workforce Investment Board (WIB), the Pennsylvania CareerLink offices, and the Luzerne County Board of Commissioners. Its intent is to promote employment opportunities for WIA-eligible customers in need of program assistance. Individuals are screened for eligibility based on criteria such as income guidelines (youth and adult) and dislocated worker status (based on plant closures and permanent layoffs). *contingent upon available funding.
Whether you are an employee looking for a job or are a company in need of an employee, be sure to check out worknepa.com. This website lists internships and jobs in Northeastern Pennsylvania by allowing employers to post their available positions on the site. Job-seekers can respond to these listings and post their own resume online for employers to review.