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Labor & Industry announces a new program for Veterans returning to the civilian work force.


July 21, 2014
NOTICE OF GRANT AVAILABILITY: Community Based Organizations
Link opens Community Based Organization Grants in PDF format
Link opens the Grant Application/Agreement in PDF format
Link opens the Timeline in Word format
Link opens the Budget Form in PDF format
Link opens the Scoring Sheet Template in Word format

June 12, 2014
Please be advised that we are no longer accepting Tech Grant applications.
Link opens Tech Grant NGA in PDF format
Tech Grant NGA June 2014 (Revised 11/14)
Link opens Tech Grant Application Agreement Attachments in PDF format

June 6, 2014

Public Comment Sought on Pennsylvania's Proposed Goals for Title I-B of the WIA and W-P Acts Common Performance Measures for Program Year 2014


Pennsylvania's workforce development system enables businesses and workers to compete in the worldwide, knowledge-based economy. The workforce system will enhance employer competitiveness and innovation, while preparing Pennsylvanians for new careers in higher-wage jobs, effectively improving the quality of life for our most valuable resource-our citizens.


March 6, 2015
PA Unemployment Rate at 5.1% for January
Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate increased by one-tenth of a percentage point in January to 5.1 percent.  Read More

March 3, 2015
Governor Wolf’s Budget Reflects Renewed Focus on Jobs that Pay
Governor Wolf announced today that his budget raises the minimum wage, makes significant investments to train individuals for a 21st century economy, and provides work opportunities for persons with disabilities.  Read More

January 23, 2015
PA Unemployment Rate Down in December to 4.8%
Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate declined by three-tenths of a percentage point in December to 4.8 percent, the commonwealth’s lowest rate since March 2008.   Read More

December 19, 2014
PA Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.1% in November, Lowest Rate in More Than Six Years
Pennsylvania's unemployment rate declined by three-tenths of a percentage point in November to 5.1 percent, the commonwealth's lowest rate in more than six years.  Read More

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