Pennsylvania's workforce development system enables businesses and workers to compete in the worldwide, knowledge-based economy. The workforce system will enhance employer competitiveness and innovation, while preparing Pennsylvanians for new careers in higher-wage jobs, effectively improving the quality of life for our most valuable resource-our citizens.
October 29, 2014 Pilot Grant Awarded to Fund First Statewide Program of Support Services Providers (SSPs) for Pennsylvanians Who Are Deaf-Blind Governor Tom Corbett announced today that the Department of Labor & Industry has partnered with the PA Statewide Independent Living Council to award a $425,000 grant to the Center for Independent Living of Central PA.Read More
October 17, 2014 PA Unemployment Rate Declines to 5.7% in September Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate declined by one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.7 percent in September. The commonwealth’s rate was two-tenths of a percentage point below the U.S. rate of 5.9 percent. Read More
September 29, 2014 Pennsylvania’s Job-Matching Site, JobGateway®, Reaches Record-High 250,000 Available Jobs Continuing to advance his JOBS1stPA initiative, Governor Tom Corbett today announced that JobGateway®, the state’s website that matches available jobs to qualified individuals looking for work, reached a record-high in job postings in September. Read More
August 15, 2014 PA Unemployment Rate at 5.7% in July Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate rose in July to 5.7 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from June. This was the first gain in the state unemployment rate since June 2012. Read More