Business Services Team (BST) Service Directory
PA CareerLink® Montgomery County's Business Services Team can help you reduce your recruitment, hiring, and training costs. Most services are federally funded, so we can provide them at no cost to the businesses and individuals we serve. We have access to the latest relevant labor market data, work with local economic development groups, and make connections with local industry sector partnerships.
Our PA CareerLink® Montgomery County Business Services Team provides:
- Single-point of contact with a knowledgeable staff person
- One-stop service delivery of workforce information, programs, and data
- Customization of services and programs
- Representative service solutions include:
- Application pre-screening based on business requirements
- On-the-job training
- Reduce new-hire training costs through partial wage reimbursement
- New hires can earn as they learn
- Training implemented by the business & its current staff
- Tax credit filing assistance
- Fidelity bonds
Meet our team
If you have any questions or would like additional information, click on any of our team members below to send an email.
As the Business Services Supervisor, Ashlee supports Montgomery County employers, Community Agencies, and Business Support Organizations. She provides workforce development information and resources to help each entity hire, train, and retain talent with services like On-the-Job Training (OJT), Incumbent Worker Training (IWT), Workforce Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), Labor Market Statistics, Apprenticeships, and much more. Ashlee also works closely with career seekers to help match them with employers who have opportunities that align with sustainable wages and high priority occupations in the region. With over 14 years of workforce development experience, Ashlee continues to look for new innovations to strengthen the labor market in Montgomery County and beyond.
Karen Smith Burden
Karen has many years of experience in matching businesses with consultants, employees and services across county lines. At the PA CareerLink® Montgomery County, she has a demonstrated history of working with individual businesses and Partnerships in various fields. Seasoned at making connections, building bridges and creating new avenues for service, she assists employers with finding and developing new talent. In today’s workforce world she is passionate, resilient, versatile, and resolute. She strives to facilitate the growth and development of individuals and businesses alike.
Kelvin joined the PA CareerLink® Montgomery County Business Services Team as the Business Services Recruiter. Kelvin is instrumental in supporting the Business Service Team with various workforce-related activities. He assists PA CareerLink® career seekers prepare for employment opportunities and career growth. With a customer service background, Kelvin has the ability to develop and maintain relationships with employers as well as customers. Kelvin finds it rewarding knowing that he helps career seekers establish and successfully reach their employment goals.
Tom enjoys being an experienced Business Services Representative and looks forward to working with employers to determine and plan individualized services needed to give them a competitive edge in today’s economy. He understands the area’s labor market trends and knows the demographics and skills of career seekers. Tom works closely with the PA CareerLink® career services team to identify and refer candidates whose skills and experience match employment requirements. This work also includes setting up recruitment events, organizing job fairs, posting job openings, and customizing a service plan. Tom is committed to providing your company with innovative staffing solutions while also serving the needs of career seekers.
Caroline works to build lasting connections between herself, employers, and career seekers by meeting them where they are and offering various avenues of support. She supports employers through hiring events, posting job openings, and reaching out to individual job seekers that match employment criteria. She understands the next generation’s goals in the workplace and how employers can leverage those ambitions to hire employees who are motivated to excel. In a fast-moving world, she is steadfast, adaptable, and engaged in all aspects of her role as a Business Services Representative.
As the Business Services Liaison, Chris has the unique opportunity to act as a gatekeeper for job postings while also interacting with EARN program participants to help them reach their employment goals. Chris takes great pride in screening job posting information for accuracy and availability before sharing them with career seekers. Because of her attention to detail, she is able to identify scam postings before they are visible to the public. Outside of work, Chris enjoys crafting, baking, and making lotions, bath bombs, and soaps.
Contact the Montgomery County Commerce Department
If you are interested in additional services or need more information, complete our Business Assistance Form and a Commerce Department representative will follow up.
Attention Montgomery County Employers!
Montco Career Connections, powered by Nepris, is an online platform that allows over 225,000 educators, both in Montgomery County and throughout the country, to connect with businesses in various capacities. By signing up to be a member at Montco Career Connections, each business will receive FREE EXPOSURE and ADVERTISING through the “organizations” tab on the website. In addition, a business can choose to digitally connect with classrooms through live teacher requested video sessions, as well as offer a live industry chat to share industry knowledge with one or more classrooms. This is a great way for businesses to create community connections and inspire their future employees
For businesses who would like to take advantage of this incredible opportunity, they can sign up for Montco Career Connections by completing the following survey with their organization’s information: https://forms.gle/SXLqSvBMRJrWZmXh9
Click on the links to informational resources below:
- View the Montco Career Connections website
- Learn more about the Nepris platform for businesses
- Frequently asked questions
- View the Montco Career Connections Roadmap
If there are questions about signing up for a Nepris account, businesses can connect with Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 484-416-6800.
Career Pathways with the PA CareerLink® Montgomery County
Lisa McCallion, McCallion Staffing
McCallion Staffing has been a partner of PA CareerLink nearly 20 years. In addition to using our services to post open job opportunities to our website and source applicants from job seekers who are registered with PA CareerLink, McCallion Staffing has championed our innovation outreach efforts by being featured as our first employer guest on our new Podcast series, Career Pathways. Says Lisa McCallion, President and owner of McCallion Staffing, “This [Podcast] turned out great. It is very professional! I hope we can encourage more people to get back out to work. I look forward to hearing more episodes in the series” –Lisa.
Cynthia Thorne, Chick-fil-a East Norriton
“I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the employer services you have provided for Chick-fil-A East Norriton. Because of the pandemic… as an employer, we have had a difficult time with recruitment. Your help has been greatly appreciated. Under these circumstances, your assistance has been invaluable. We have been able to hire 10 or more employees over the past couple of months. We are very excited to continue our relationship with you and PA CareerLink.”-Cynthia
Jennifer Kloss, KenCrest
"Thomas has been a great help to us at KenCrest, and he actually was the one who sent me to the Partnership TMA"- Jennifer