Keystone Works for Claimants

Keystone Works for Claimants

Recently unemployed Pennsylvanians on state-funded UC (the first 26 weeks) are able to get on-the-job training while continuing to receive UC benefits. The training is in high-priority occupations leading to career-focused employment. Training is Department of Labor & Industry-certified and delivered on site and on the job by businesses with openings to fill.

How Will I Benefit?

  • You will have an opportunity to turn job-specific training into full-time employment.
  • You will continue to receive UC benefits during training.
  • You will gain marketable skills.
  • You will maintain a connection to the workplace.
  • You will expand your professional network.

Am I Eligible for Keystone Works?

Generally, Pennsylvania residents collecting regular, state-funded UC (the first 26 weeks of benefits) with weeks remaining that meet or exceed the length of training are eligible to participate. Additional requirements may apply.

How Long Is the Training?

Training varies by business, but can't exceed 24 hours per week or eight weeks.

How Do I Enroll?

To enroll, call or visit your local PA CareerLink® office. Find the location nearest you.

More Information


Please send any questions to the Keystone Works Resource Account.
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