|With Workforce being one of the top business challenges in Lancaster County, the Lancaster Chamber’s strategic focus on Workforce reflects our dedication to ensuring that we partner, support, and/or lead on opportunities and solutions to address this issue. The April round of consortium meetings will focus on our Business and Education Partnerships highlighting the work of the Career Ready Lancaster! program and the INSPIRE Lancaster platform.|
We now have the opportunity to close the workforce gap by effectively connecting employers with schools and K-12 students, but we need your help! Learn more by attending one of our upcoming consortiums at your nearest location:
Monday, April 18th
Spooky Nook Sports, 2913 Spooky Nook Rd, Manheim, PA 17545
11:30a – 1:15p
Wednesday, April 20th
Lititz/Manheim/Manheim Township Consortium
Snyder Funeral Home, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543
8:00a – 9:30a
Wednesday, April 20th
Weaver Markets, 2610 N Reading Rd, Denver, PA 17517
11:30a – 1:15p
REGISTERUpcoming Consortium DatesApril 26 | 8:00 AM – Solanco/LS/Penn Manor
April 27 | 8:00 AM – Conestoga Vally/Elanco/Pequea Valley
REGISTERIf you have question about INSPIRE Lancaster, please reach out to
Juliane Flood at email@example.com.Workforce is a crucial part of Lancaster County’s sustainability. As part of the Lancaster Chamber’s Strategic Plan to continue to provide resources to help address the current workforce challenges, we would like to introduce our Workforce Resource, Lancaster Chamber Job Board.
If you are a Chamber member, you have the ability to post job opportunities available in your business or organization. Interested in posting available positions? CLICK HERE.
If you are a job seeker, explore our Job Board to find current career paths and job openings. CLICK HERE
If you have questions about the job board, contact Abigail Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Lancaster, PA 17602
|Over 90 employers registered!For a list of participating employers, click here.This job fair is currently full. If you are an employer and would like to be added to our wait list should a table open up, please email Laura O’Neill at email@example.com.|
Pre-registration NOT REQUIRED for job seekers to attend.
Clipper Magazine Stadium650 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Equal Opportunity Employer/Program.TTY: (717) 391-3570
|Webinar: Realizing Employment Success: A Tailored Approach to Serving People with Brain Injuries Tuesday, April 12 | 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET|
Register for the webinar.
People with brain injuries seek meaningful employment opportunities in their communities. Some transition to work without the need for accommodations or pre-employment services and supports. For others, the pathway to employment presents various challenges due to physical, neurocognitive, and/or emotional changes. Complicating employment pursuits for individuals with brain injury stems in part from the often less visible nature of the disability, as well as the high prevalence of co-occurring behavioral or mental health issues. Such challenges have resulted in the creation of innovative programs and funding opportunities to address the critical supports and services that individuals with brain injuries need to achieve successful employment outcomes.
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS), housed within the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, established a partnership with local community rehabilitation programs (CRP) to strategically serve people with brain injuries. The primary goal of the partnership is to support job seekers with brain injuries to receive tailored services from certified brain injury specialists through its competitive funding opportunities for local CRPs. DVRS works closely with the North Carolina Traumatic Brain Injury Program, which was awarded a five-year federal grant from ACL.
Please join this DETAC webinar to hear from North Carolina DVRS, as well as a key CRP partner, Community Partnerships Inc., about the milestone-based structure and approach of the Brain Injury Support and Services (BISS) program that aims to connect people with brain injuries to competitive integrated employment through an individualized, self-directed, and holistic approach to services. The National Association of State Head Injury Administrators will open and facilitate the session focused on helping employment service providers recognize opportunities to help people with brain injuries succeed in employment.
Contact AoDEmploymentTA@gmail.com with questions or to request accommodations for the webinar. Register for the webinar
|The ACL-funded Disability Employment Technical Assistance Center provides evidence-based training and technical assistance to the Administration on Disabilities grantees for improving competitive, integrated employment (CIE) and economic outcomes for individuals with disabilities across the nation. Webinars are recorded and posted with supporting materials on the website.|
“Author Dan Saffer provides some well-needed advice for job-hunters entering the fray. From the ageist attitudes in the tech industry to the importance of a well-maintained portfolio, Saffer encourages all to keep their heads high when the search can feel stressful.”
by Dan Saffer
“Note: I didn’t really want to write this article, but am doing so at others’ urging hoping it’ll give other job hunters some hope, some insights, or at least a laugh.
“There’s an idea held by many that the more experienced you are, the more accomplished you are, the better your network, the easier it is to find a job. I’m here to debunk this. I have 20+ years of experience, 10+ years in design management, a master’s degree in design from a great school, a seemingly good reputation, and my last role was at a high-profile company. Still, I was ghosted, given take-home design exercises, was told job offers were coming that never materialized, given ‘personality quizzes’ that I apparently didn’t pass, and suffered the same sorts of indignities during my exhaustive search for a new role.
“For about eight months, I hunted for a job. Unlike the last time I was out of work, I had no trouble landing interviews.”
Read this opinion column in its entirety, click here.
“A Son Turned His Mother’s Story Of Workplace Ageism Into A Heart-Warming Documentary With A Message” – Forbes
“Despite struggling for three years to find work, Rebecca Danigelis is learning to enjoy life–thanksSIAN-PIERRE REGIS
by Sheila Callaham
“Sian-Pierre Regis’ documentary Duty Free chronicles the story of his mother, Rebecca Danigelis, who was fired without cause at age 75 from her job as a hotel housekeeper.
“Danigelis had spent her life working in hospitality and prided herself on perfection. While she admits to having seen other people pushed out of the workplace as they got older, she was determined it would never happen to her.
“Until it did.
“On the day she was fired, the first person she called was Regis. She’d cashed out most of her 401(k) to pay for his college education, and when he asked how much money she had saved, the answer was frightening–only $600.
“Danigelis needed another job and fast.”
Click here to read this article in its entirety at Forbes Magazine.
VA and Department of Labor releases high demand occupation list for the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is preparing to launch the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) as part of its continued effort to support Veterans seeking retraining and economic opportunities in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
VA in partnership with the Department of Labor published a list of high-demand occupations. The list is available here and includes healthcare, education, media, engineering, and high tech opportunities.
The new program, part of the American Rescue Plan, will allow qualifying Veterans between the ages of 22 and 67 to receive up to 12 months of tuition and fee and monthly housing allowance payments, based on Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. VA will provide further information soon on how Veterans can apply for this program.
The week of April 4th, VA will release a participation agreement and begin to work with educational institutions interested in participating in VRRAP. VA will require educational institutions to commit to a participation agreement that will outline VRRAP requirements and specify which training programs are covered under VRRAP. Once reviewed and approved by VA, a comprehensive list of VRRAP educational institutions and programs will be published and made available.
For a program of education to qualify for VRRAP, it must meet the following criteria:
- Be approved for GI Bill or VET TEC
- Not lead to a bachelors or graduate degree
- Provide training for a high-demand occupation
The payment model for VRRAP tuition and fees (paid directly to the VRRAP education institution) is milestone based:
- 50% when the Veteran begins the program
- 25% when the Veteran completes the program
- 25% when the Veteran finds employment in the field of study
The program is limited to a maximum of 17,250 participants and up to $386 million.
If you are aware of any GI Bill Beneficiaries who require assistance, please have them contact the Education Call Center at 888-442-4551 between 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Central Time, Monday-Friday to speak with a representative.
Contractual position available for energetic, organized, highly efficient self-starter to provide coordination of the Pennsylvania Link to Aging & Disability Resources, Berks-Lancaster-Lebanon Service Area. The Link program is part of a nationwide effort to take a seamless approach in assisting seniors and adults with disabilities who need help with activities of daily living.
More information can be found here: https://berkslancasterlebanonlink.org/about/about-the-pennsylvania-link-to-aging-and-disability-resources/
The Link Coordinator is required to plan and conduct Link Partner meetings, prepare and submit reports and budgets, develop new partners and promote the ‘Link’ through advertising and other outreach opportunities. Requirements: Minimal Associates degree plus experience in aging, disability or human-services related field.
Interested candidates should submit a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, February 2, 2021. As this position is considered to be an Independent Contractor position, interested parties will also provide an hourly billable service unit rate anticipating an average of 35 hrs. per week, with an annual contract not to exceed $50,000.
If you’re interested in applying for or responding to this POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT, please send an email to email@example.com indicating your interest and a resume or list of your credentials by Friday, February 2, 2021. The Service Area Oversight Committee will be reviewing resumes/proposals and scheduling interviews during the week of February 15 through 19, 2021. The plan is to award the position so the Link coordinator can assume the position by early March, 2021.