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.


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

SCWDB Covid-19 Resource Page

SCWDB has created a dedicated page for all Covid-19 assistance information. Valuable local, state, and national information for job seekers, employers, and SCWDB programs. Visit the page at or click here to go directly to the page.

Important Information Regarding Covid-19 and SCWDB Operations, Including PA CareerLink Centers

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Regional and Local Plans Approved

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry has approved your Southwest Region Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, or WIOA, Multi-Year Workforce Development Regional Plan Modification. This approval extends to the local plans associated with the local workforce development areas that compose this planning region. Such approval is effective through June 30, 2021

Plans and approval letter found below:

Regional and Local Plan Approval Letter

Southwest Corner WDB Local Plan

Southwest Regional Plan

2020 CLEO and SCWDB Meeting Dates

The Southwest Corner Chief Local Elected Official Board meetings would be held at 10:00 am at Room 704 Courthouse Square, Washington, PA. Meeting dates would be as follows:

February 10, 2020

May 11, 2020

August 10, 2020

November 9, 2020

The following Southwest Corner Workforce Development Board quarterly meetings would be held at 8:30 am at the Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe in Canonsburg, PA. Meeting dates would be as follows:

February 25, 2020

May 26, 2020

August 25, 2020

November 24, 2020

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.