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.
 
Latest News:

SECTOR PARTNERSHIP NATIONAL DISLOCATED WORKER GRANT

Notice of Grant Availability (NGA)
PUBLISHED: AUGUST 28, 2015
RESPONSES WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL 5 P.M., SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
PROPOSALS WILL BE REVIEWED AS THEY ARE RECEIVED
 

PA CareerLink® Philadelphia Northwest Closing

The PA CareerLink® Philadelphia Northwest, 235 West Chelten Avenue , Philadelphia, PA 19144 will be closing to the public on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. Staff and all workstations will be temporarily redirected to alternate PA CareerLinks® within Philadelphia until the new site is ready.
 
There will be signage at the present site redirecting the customers to the following PA CareerLinks®:
 
PA CareerLink® Philadelphia North
990 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

PA CareerLink® Philadelphia Northeast
3210 Red Lion Road
Philadelphia, PA 19114

PA CareerLink® Suburban Station
1617 JFK Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19103

PA CareerLink® Warren County Relocation

For your information, the Warren County PACL currently located at 24 Market Street, Warren, PA 16365 will be relocating to 1003 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA 16365. The CareerLink will be closed on Friday, August 28 and Monday, August 31, 2015. There will be a signage at the present site with the dates the office will be closed and when it will open at the new location. It will include the Crawford and Oil Region site information and phone numbers if customers need immediate assistance. The new site will open to the public on Tuesday, September 1, 2015.

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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