Workforce Development

Workforce Development

Welcome to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry's Workforce Development web pages.

Pennsylvania's workforce development system enables businesses and workers to compete in the worldwide, knowledge-based economy. The workforce system enhances employer competitiveness and innovation while preparing Pennsylvanians for jobs that pay in an economy that grows, supports families and businesses and is effectively improving the quality of life for our most valuable resource - our people.
 
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WIOA is HERE!

The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, or WIOA, was signed into law in July 2014. WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.
 
Congress passed the Act by a wide bipartisan majority; it is the first legislative reform in 15 years of the public workforce system. WIOA promises to bring paradigm-shifting changes to workforce development across the country, and Pennsylvania is laser-focused on implementing it.
 
To accomplish this, we are working collaboratively with all stakeholders in the workforce development system. We know that bringing together all those involved in the success of workforce development will mean a stronger program and a stronger Pennsylvania.
 
On these pages you will find all you need to know about WIOA, as well as how you can get involved in having a voice as we work to implement the state plan under WIOA.
 
Labor & Industry is proud to be leading this historic effort to reinvent workforce and fully realize the benefits and opportunities presented in WIOA. Please join us!
 
 
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