About L&I

About Labor & Industry

The Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) employs more than 5,000 workers in 200 offices statewide. Established in 1913, the Department originally inspected the working conditions in factories around the state. Over time, the Department's responsibilities expanded.
L&I administers benefits to unemployed individuals, oversees the administration of workers' compensation benefits to individuals with job related injuries, and provides vocational rehabilitation to individuals with disabilities. The Department prepares job seekers for the global workforce through employment and job training services for adult, youth, older workers, and dislocated workers. In addition, L&I enforces various laws and safety standards in the workplace and administers the Commonwealth's programs for community service by young Pennsylvanians.
L&I also promotes economic development and an improved business climate through a variety of initiatives and programs to help Pennsylvania's workforce remain world-class and globally competitive.
PA Department of Labor & Industry
Room 1700
651 Boas Street
Harrisburg, PA 17121
General Information - 717-787-5279
Personnel Information - 717-787-6374
Press Office - 717-787-7530
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