Connect to Jobs

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With many job applications now being accepted online, your local library is a great place to research careers and apply for employment.  Many libraries also offer assistance to job seekers including listings of websites to search for jobs, as well as job application and resume assistance to help people get back to work faster.


There are many employment agencies located in Lancaster County.  For listings, check your yellow page directory in print or online.  You can also use the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry membership directory.  Access the directory at
Do a keyword search using the term “employment.”

Commonwealth Workforce Development System
Access the PA CareerLink website provided by the PA Department of Labor and Industry.  This site allows you to put your resume online to find certain types of jobs that you specify and to search for job postings that employers have put online.

Filing for Unemployment Benefits brochure
Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Handbook

Lancaster County Career Link
Anna Ramos
1016 North Charlotte Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
Cooperative effort to provide one-stop delivery of career services to job seekers, employers, and other interested individuals, and to provide access to employment, education and training resources. Ready2Work program includes work readiness, skills brush up, pre-employment training and connecting with Ready2Work employers. A series of free, ongoing workshops includes career planning, resume writing and review, mastering employment applications, digital literacy and more.

Lancaster County Workforce Investment Board
Scott Sheely
313 W. Liberty Street  Suite 114
Lancaster, PA  17603
Lead organization in Lancaster County for workforce planning and working with state officials in providing business with locally-validated labor market information.  Arranges for a service delivery system that meets the workforce needs of businesses and the public alike.



The federal government funds public libraries.

False. Lancaster County’s public libraries raise a substantial portion of their budgets through fundraising efforts Lancaster County’s libraries far exceed the national average.

All libraries have the same hours of operation.

False. Visit the individual library’s page for hours at your local library.

Many public libraries in Lancaster County have a book shop that is open year round.

True. Check with your local public library if they have a library book shop. In fact, the Lancaster Public Library also has an off-site book store at 225 North Marshall Street in Lancaster.

You can use the Library's online research tools such as ProQuest for homework and research papers at home.

True. Visit the website and enter your library card number for access to the websites.

Our libraries seem to have plenty of staff and in some instances appear to have too many.

False. It’s important to keep in mind many of the people you see stacking shelves or assisting in the library are actually volunteers.

I don't know how to set up an email account and the libraries do not offer computer help.

False. Several libraries offer help with email account set up, searching the Internet, and using Windows. Click here for the library overview of services to learn more.

You have to return a book to the same library that you checked it out from.

False. You can return a book to any library in the Library System of Lancaster County.

100% of funding for public libraries comes from the state government?

False. While the state of Pennsylvania does help support your local library, these dollars are prone to cuts and are inconsistent from year to year. For most libraries, these dollars account for a very small portion of their overall budget. Your public library counts on local support and contributions through fundraising to raise the majority of their annual budget.