Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association Congratulates Members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly

PWDA Seeks to Work with the General Assembly to #FreetheData and Improve our Workforce Development Systems

Harrisburg, PA – Yesterday, the Pennsylvania General Assembly members were sworn in for the upcoming legislative session. Carrie Amann, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association, made the following statement on the swearing-in and the organization’s goals for the upcoming legislative session. 

“The Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association would like to offer our sincerest congratulations to all legislative members on swearing-in for a new session. We look forward to working with you to support the workforce development needs of our commonwealth and its citizens.

First, we hope to pass legislation that will #FreetheData. The extreme lag in data released by the commonwealth inhibits our ability to react to the current workforce needs. We should make employment and workforce data available to workforce agencies and stakeholders in real-time. We can actively improve our workforce development efforts and ensure we are implementing policies that positively impact and respond to real-world conditions. 

Second, we invite all members to talk with us and learn more about our complex workforce development system. We have many opportunities to ensure that Pennsylvanians get the services they need and our employers have access to a high-quality workforce. We look forward to partnering with the legislature to make this a reality. 

We are confident that together, we can achieve great things and build a brighter future for all Pennsylvanians. Thank you for your dedication and commitment to serving the people of Pennsylvania.”

The Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association (PWDA) serves as the voice of the Pennsylvania workforce development system and a clearinghouse for workforce development information statewide. Known for Pennsylvania’s premier annual workforce development gathering every spring, we provide development and capacity building opportunities to workforce development professionals, local workforce development boards (WDBs), and other stakeholders while continuing proactive advocacy efforts on behalf of Pennsylvania’s workforce development system. Learn more by visiting