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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 was 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:
  • Payment delays
  • System maintenance issues
  • Holiday Office closings
  • Debit card information
  • Tips for avoiding overpayments
  • Fraud information

Electronic Filing

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.

Gov. Corbett Delivers Budget Address

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.

State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES)

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.

Grants Procedures Manual sets forth the grant procedures developed by the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) for grants awarded to various organizations.

PA OVR participates in third annual Pa Disability Empowerment and Employment Summit (PADES)

OVR's Hiring People with Disabilities How-To Guide for Employers
Your one-stop guide to everything your business needs to know to help hire and retain people with disabilities.

March 2014 Labor Market Information Overview

L M I Overview


Keystone Works

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.
Learn more about Keystone Works.


News and Media
October 21, 2014
L&I’s Hiram G. Andrews Center to Host 11th Annual Career and Transition Fair
The Commonwealth Technical Institute at the Hiram G. Andrews Center will host its 11th annual Career and Transition Fair in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.  Read More

October 17, 2014
L&I’s Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Announces Funding for Four Innovation and Expansion Projects to Support Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities
The PA Department of Labor & Industry’s Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) has announced funding for four new Innovation and Expansion projects to help Pennsylvanians with significant disabilities find employment.  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

October 16, 2014
Governor Corbett Awards Community-Based Organization Workforce Development Grant to Spanish American Civic Association
Governor Tom Corbett today announced a $500,000 JOBS1st PA Community-Based Organization grant for the Spanish American Civic Association, or SACA, which is based in Lancaster County.  Read More

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