Just ring the bell: NWPA CareerLink feature at WCCBI a new way to connect

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Just ring the bell.

(Photo: Carmine Camillo of WCCBI speaks during Friday’s Eggs and Issues hosted by the WCCBI at the Conewango Club.)

PA CareerLink’s new virtual doorbell, located at the Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry Office building at 308 Market St., will connect you with a CareerLink representative to assist with any and all job employment questions.

Carmine Camillo of NWPA CareerLink highlighted the vdoorbell as part of his presentation at Eggs and Issues on Friday, hosted by the WCCBI.

“Back in December we had a great idea that we were going to use technology to sort of meet people where they were,” Camillo said. “We were already mobile, but with only two offices, we didn’t want people to drive to Erie or Oil City if they couldn’t meet us.

“To provide another layer of service, we thought of these video doorbells. It’s just a doorbell with a video camera on it. You can have a converstaion with people on your phone, it’s really simple.”

The doorbell at the WCCBI is the only one in the six county service area, which includes Warren, Forest, Venango, Erie, Crawford and Clarion counties.
“Before COVID, we were going to put these at partner location, specifically libraries,” Camillo said. “That all happened before COVID, and when COVID happened all of our partner locations closed. We couldn’t deploy these the way we wanted to. The Chamber stepped in in Warren County and allowed us to put one on their back door.”
If you can’t push the doorbell, try contacting one of these CareerLink specialists:
Amy Massa, “Out-of-School Youth Talent Development Specialist”, 814-258-6127 or email: [email protected]
Jay Abbott, “Service Delivery Manager for Adult and Dislocated Workers, 814-758-5481 or email: [email protected]

If you know anyone in Warren County that could use our services or you think could use our help, they can go to the Chamber, ring the doorbell, and we will get them the service that they need and point them in the right direction,” Camillo said. “Thank you to the chamber for doing this. If it’s successful, we will want to deploy it elsewhere. It would be a great thing.”