Helping employers and job seekers throughout Washington, Greene and Beaver counties

About Us

created in 1999 as a result of the Workforce Investment Act, a major piece of legislation that overhauled the nation’s federally-funded employment and training programs.

Workforce Delivery System

There are 4 PA CareerLinks® in the Southwest Corner. The centers all offer a full range of services to employers & job seekers. Visit the PA CareerLink® for all employment needs.

Resources

We contract with WIA Title I providers to deliver services to jobseekers and employers. These companies offer many services to residents of the Southwest Corner.

Community Announcements

Washington County Re-Entry Conference 

Join us on Friday, June 2, 2017 from 8:30-am to 1:00 pm at Penn Commercial School for onsite appointments with employers, information on training, housing, and a lot more. Call 724-229-5083 x31 or email [email protected] to register. Sponsored by the Commissioner Diana Irey-Vaghan, President Judge Katherine Emery, and Southwest Corner Workforce Development Board.

More information can be found on the flyer below.

Apprenticeship Readiness Program

Interested in a career in the Building Trades? Want to get a head-start on acceptance into one of 16 local trade unions?  Visit your local PA CareerLink office – ask for ARP application or call 724-728-4860, or visit this link for more information and a flyer on the program.

2017 High-Priority Occupation List

High Priority Occupations (HPOs) are one component of Pennsylvania’s industry-driven approach to workforce development. The purpose of the HPO lists is to align workforce training and education investments with occupations that are in demand by employers, have higher skill needs and are most likely to provide family sustaining wages. Combining statistical data with regional expert input allow for a complete picture of the actual workforce needs of the commonwealth.

The Southwest Corner Workforce Development Board is seeking feedback and requests for additional High Priority Occupations for the 2017-2018 program year.

More information on the HPO review and petition process can be found in the “News” section or by following this link.

More About Southwest Corner WDB

Other responsibilities include compiling local labor market information, selecting qualified organizations to operate WIA Title I programs, certifying training providers and programs that prepare individuals for high priority occupations, negotiating local performance standards, and convening industry cluster partnerships to address common workforce concerns facing employers.