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.
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
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
June 20, 2014 PA Unemployment Rate Declines in May to Five-Year Low of 5.6%; Private Jobs at Record High Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry released its employment situation report for May 2014.Read More
May 19, 2014 Governor Corbett Announces JOBS1st PA Apprenticeship Grants to Develop Skilled Talent Governor Tom Corbett today announced the availability of up to $1 million in JOBS1st PA grants to improve and enhance existing apprenticeship programs in the state so that apprentices acquire the skills necessary to compete in the 21st Century.Read More