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Need a job? These 'essential' positions waiting to be filled

Lindsey O'Laughlin
York Dispatch

More than 1 million Pennsylvanians are out of work because of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic shutdown, but there are jobs available in essential industries, and the state just made it easier to find them.

The state Department of Labor and Industry launched a new PA CareerLink web page Monday with job listings for essential positions that need to be filled immediately.

"There are opportunities for people who are able to work and are looking for work, so we want to encourage you to take advantage of that," said Secretary Jerry Oleksiak.

Employers listed include Aldi, Sheetz, Amazon and FedEx Corp.

Pennsylvanians have filed 1.3 million new unemployment claims since March 15, according to the state Office of Unemployment Compensation.

Visit PACareerLink.pa.gov to see the full listing of available jobs.

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