Resources & Links

Recent Workforce Development Literature

New studies on WIA reauthorization, Pennsylvania's economic outlook, generational shifts in workforce participation, STEM education and skills gap research.

"Side-by-Side Comparison of Current Law, House and Senate Legislation to Reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act" by National Skills Coalition 

"Adult Skills Survey - First Results" by OECD

"Highlights of the 23rd Annual Pennsylvania Economic Survey" by PA Chamber of Business and Industry

"Failure to Launch: Structural Shift and the New Lost Generation" by The Generations Initiatives and Georgetown University Public Policy School

"Temp Employment is Dominating Job Growth in the Largest Cities" by Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc.

"The Hidden STEM Economy" by The Brookings Institute

"Reinventing One-Stop Career Centers" by Corporation for a Skilled Workforce

"Stimulating Opportunity: An Evaluation of ARRA-Funded Subsidized Employment Programs" by Economic Mobility Corporation 


Statewide Data

Click here for the latest economic figures for Pennsylvania and surrounding states (Fast Facts)

Click here for more economic data (Big Picture)

Affordable Care Act - Webinar and Information

Please click here for more information on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how one-stops can provide this information to customers.

Pennsylvania CareerLink®

PA CareerLink® is Pennsylvania's one-stop service for job seekers and employers. PA CareerLink® resources include job listings, directory of local offices, unemployment information, social services, and training resources.

Commonwealth Workforce Development System (CWDS)

CWDS provides access to Pennsylvania workforce development and independent living services provided by the Departments of Labor & Industry and Public Welfare.

Who can use CWDS?

  • Participants are Job seekers and other individuals seeking services. They can create résumés and match their skills, requirements and backgrounds with job openings.
  • Employers can use CWDS to find qualified job applicants.
  • Service or Training Providers can use CWDS to receive referrals of those seeking the services, programs or training they provide.
  • Agency Staff use CWDS to track service delivery. This shared system streamlines service-provision and provides a comprehensive view of services provided to any individual.

Employment and Training Administration (ETA) Grant Opportunities

Click on the links below to learn more.

Marcellus Shale Fast Facts

Click here for latest info on Marcellus Shale

Grant Opportunities

2011 Grant/ Funding List (pdf)

State Civil Service Commission

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, State Civil Service Commission's website contains a listing of information on current state civil service examinations that are open for application.