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.
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
July 18, 2014 PA Unemployment Rate in June unchanged at 5.6% Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate in June remained at 5.6 percent, the lowest rate since September 2008.Read More
June 24, 2014 L&I Introduces a New, More Efficient System to Help Expedite UC Claims Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) is partnering with the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) to bring employers a solution to help businesses efficiently and accurately speed the processing of claimsRead More