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July 21, 2014
NOTICE OF GRANT AVAILABILITY: Community Based Organizations
Link opens Community Based Organization Grants in PDF format
Link opens the Grant Application/Agreement in PDF format
Link opens the Timeline in Word format
Link opens the Budget Form in PDF format
Link opens the Scoring Sheet Template in Word format

June 12, 2014
Link opens Tech Grant NGA in PDF format
Link opens Tech Grant Application Agreement Attachments in PDF format

June 6, 2014

NEW! Public Comment Sought on Pennsylvania's Proposed Goals for Title I-B of the WIA and W-P Acts Common Performance Measures for Program Year 2014


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.


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

June 24, 2014
L&I Introduces a New, More Efficient System to Help Expedite UC Claims
Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) is partnering with the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) to bring employers a solution to help businesses efficiently and accurately speed the processing of claims  Read More

June 20, 2014
PA Unemployment Rate Declines in May to Five-Year Low of 5.6%; Private Jobs at Record High
Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry released its employment situation report for May 2014.  Read More

May 19, 2014
Governor Corbett Announces JOBS1st PA Apprenticeship Grants to Develop Skilled Talent
Governor Tom Corbett today announced the availability of up to $1 million in JOBS1st PA grants to improve and enhance existing apprenticeship programs in the state so that apprentices acquire the skills necessary to compete in the 21st Century.  Read More

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