Philadelphia PA CareerLink® Suburban Station Temporary Closure
PA CareerLink® Suburban Station, located at 1617 JFK Boulevard, 2nd floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103 will temporarily close for renovations. The last day of service to the public will be Friday, June 20, 2014. The office expects to re-open to the public around October 1, 2014.
The zip code table which is used to notify new claimants of the PA CareerLink® closest to their address is being updated to refer them to the PA CareerLink® North Philadelphia located at 990 Spring Garden St. Philadelphia PA 19123, Telephone 215-560-5465. The center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.
UC News is now on Twitter
Did you know that the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry is now on Twitter? Follow us @PALaborIndustry and learn all the latest news and alerts regarding everything UC and more!
Some of the alerts will include:
System maintenance issues
Holiday Office closings
Debit card information
Tips for avoiding overpayments
Effective with the first quarter 2014 filing, employers are required to electronically file quarterly UC tax and wage reports through UCMS.
If you have not already registered with UCMS to file electronically, the time to do so is now.
Governor Tom Corbett presented his proposed 2014 – 15 budget February 4. The address, before a joint session of the PA legislature, took place in the PA House chamber.
L&I Secretary Julia Hearthway and Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary C. Alan Walker presented a post-budget address later that afternoon in the Capitol Media Center to discuss Jobs1st PA, the governor’s initiative to foster job creation and economic development in the commonwealth.
NEW! Sign-Up for SIDES — an efficient, electronic way to respond to department requests!
SIDES is a new, web-based system that allows the Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) and employers to communicate more efficiently when an individual files a new unemployment compensation claim. The system transmits questions from L&I about the individual's claim to the employer electronically, and allows the employer to respond electronically, which will enhance the timeliness and accuracy of UC claims.
Are you a UC claimant looking for a career or a business looking to hire? Keystone Works provides business-driven training opportunities for eligible UC claimants. A claimant can continue to collect full UC benefits while participating in training provided by a business, and the business is entitled to receive incentive payments if the claimant is hired and certain requirements are met.
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
September 19, 2014 PA Unemployment Rate at 5.8% in August Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate rose slightly to 5.8 percent in August, up one-tenth of a percentage point from July.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
July 23, 2014 Governor’s Innovation Expo Recognizes State Agencies for Efforts to Save Money, Increase Efficiency and Improve Service Seven state agencies were recognized for their efforts to improve government operations by reducing costs, increasing productivity and improving services. The awards were presented on Tuesday at the Governor’s Innovation Expo in Harrisburg.Read More