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

PUBLIC NOTICE

On behalf of the Commissioners of Beaver, Greene, and Washington Counties, the Southwest Corner Workforce Development Board, incorporating Beaver, Greene, and Washington Counties in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is soliciting proposals for services within the Southwest Corner Workforce Development Area.  The following RFP have been released:

  • One-Stop Service Operators for PA CareerLink® centers in Beaver, Greene, and Washington Counties for the time period of September 1, 2024-June 30, 2025 with options for extension.  Southwest Corner Workforce Development Board envisions utilizing a consortium model of Operator delivery, fully explained within the RFP.

Interested service providers can obtain the request for proposal package for the RFP by contacting Washington Greene County Job Training Agency, Inc. 351 West Beau Street, Suite 300 Washington, PA 15301 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at (724) 229-5083 or by emailing a request to rrussell@washingtongreene.org.  The RFPs are also available by clicking on the links below.  Individual proposals are due on or before 4:00 pm, July 25, 2024.

2024 Southwest Corner PACL Operator RFP Instructions PDF or WORD

MEETING AGENDA

The Southwest Corner Workforce Development Board Meeting Agenda can be reached by clicking here: SCWDB Meeting Agenda 05-28-2024. The public meeting will be held at 8:30 AM on May 28, 2024 at the Hilton Garden Inn – Southpointe.

MEETING AGENDA

The Southwest Corner Chief Local Elected Officials meeting agenda can be reached by clicking here: Southwest Corner CLEO Meeting Agenda 051324. The public meeting will be held at 10:00 AM on May 13, 2024 in Room 610, 95 West Beau St., Washington, PA.

MEETING AGENDA

The Southwest Corner Workforce Development Board Meeting Agenda can be reached by clicking here: SCWDB Meeting Agenda 02272024. The public meeting will be held at 8:30 AM on February 27, 2024 at the Hilton Garden Inn – Southpointe.

MEETING AGENDA

The Southwest Corner Chief Local Elected Officials meeting agenda can be reached by clicking here: Southwest Corner CLEO Agenda 02122024. The public meeting will be held at 10:00 AM on February 12, 2024 in Room 610, 95 West Beau St., Washington, PA.

Public Notice

The Southwest Corner Workforce Development Area, under the advisement of the Chief Elected Officials of the Counties of Beaver, Greene and Washington in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is releasing its 2024 public meeting calendar.

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

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Tuesday, August 27, 2024

Tuesday, November 26, 2024

The Southwest Corner Chief Local Elected Official Board meetings will be held at 10:00 am at 95 West Beau Street, Washington, PA.  Meeting dates are as follows:

Monday, February 12, 2024

Monday, May 13, 2024

Monday, August 12, 2024

Tuesday, November 12, 2024

Please note that in the event that a meeting date may be changed or cancelled, a public notice will be listed.  All current information can be found at www.southwestcornerwdb.com.  Interested attendees can obtain information by contacting Washington Greene County Job Training Agency, Inc. 351 West Beau Street, Suite 300 Washington, PA 15301 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at (724) 229-5083.

MEETING AGENDA

The Southwest Corner Workforce Development Board Meeting Agenda can be reached by clicking here: SCWDB Meeting Agenda 11282023. The public meeting will be held at 8:30 AM on November 28, 2023 at the CNX Center- Southpointe.

MEETING AGENDA

The Southwest Corner Chief Local Elected Officials meeting agenda can be reached by clicking here: Southwest Corner CLEO Agenda 111323. The public meeting will be held at 10:00 AM on November 13, 2023 in Room 610, 95 West Beau St., Washington, PA.

MEETING AGENDA

The Southwest Corner Workforce Development Board Meeting Agenda can be reached by clicking here: SCWDB Meeting Agenda 08292023.The public meeting will be held at 8:30 AM on August 29, 2023 at the CNX Center- Southpointe.

MEETING AGENDA

The Southwest Corner Chief Local Elected Officials meeting agenda can be reached by clicking here: Southwest Corner CLEO Meeting Agenda 081423. The public meeting will be held at 10:00 AM on August 14, 2023 in Room 610, 95 West Beau St., Washington, PA.

MEETING AGENDA

The Southwest Corner Workforce Development Board Meeting Agenda can be reached by clicking here: SCWDB Meeting Agenda 05302023.The public meeting will be held at 8:30 AM on May 30, 2023 at the CNX Center- Southpointe.

SOUTHWEST PLANNING REGION MULTI-YEAR REGIONAL AND LOCAL PLAN

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires local workforce development boards (LWDBs) and chief elected officials to engage in an integrated regional and local workforce planning process to prepare, submit, and obtain approval of a single collaborative regional plan that incorporates local plans for each of the local areas within the given workforce planning region. These plans serve as four-year action plans to develop, align, and integrate service delivery strategies to support the Commonwealth’s vision, strategic and operational goals.

The Southwest Planning Region is a nine-county workforce development planning region made up of five local workforce development areas (WDAs). Four LWDBs oversee these local areas:

  • Southwest Corner Workforce Development Board
    • Southwest Corner WDA
    • Counties: Beaver County, Greene County, and Washington County
  • Three Rivers Workforce Development Board, also know as Partner4Work
    • Allegheny County WDA and City of Pittsburgh WDA
    • Counties: Allegheny County
  • Tri-County Workforce Development Board
    • Tri-County WDA
    • Counties: Armstrong County, Butler County, and Indiana County
  • Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Development Board
    • Westmoreland-Fayette WDA
    • Counties: Fayette County and Westmoreland County

The Southwest Planning Region is releasing modifications to our WIOA Regional and Local Plans (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2025) for a 30-day public comment period. The effective date for these modified plans will be July 1, 2023. Individuals or organizations seeking to submit comments on these documents may submit their comments in writing to policy@partner4work.org.

The plans can be accessed by clicking HERE.

All comments must be submitted no later than 5:00 PM on June 10, 2023

MEETING AGENDA

The Southwest Corner Chief Local Elected Officials meeting agenda can be reached by clicking here: Southwest Corner CLEO Agenda 050823. The public meeting will be held at 10:00 AM on May 8, 2023 in Room 610, 95 West Beau St., Washington, PA.

Public Notice – Request for Office Space Proposals (March 9, 2023)

On behalf of the Commissioners of Beaver, Greene, and Washington Counties, the Southwest Corner Workforce Development Board, incorporating Beaver, Greene, and Washington Counties in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is soliciting proposals for office space to house the PA CareerLink® Mon Valley within Washington County, Pennsylvania.

Interested parties can obtain the request for proposal packages for the RFP by contacting Washington Greene County Job Training Agency, Inc. 351 West Beau Street, Suite 300 Washington, PA 15301 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at (724) 229-5083 or by emailing a request to rrussell@washingtongreene.org.

The information for the RFP is also available at the following link:

PA CareerLink® Mon Valley Office Space RFP PDF WORD

Individual proposals are due on or before 4:00 pm, April 10, 2023.

Public Notice – Request for Proposals (March 1, 2023)

On behalf of the Commissioners of Beaver, Greene, and Washington Counties, the Southwest Corner Workforce Development Board, incorporating Beaver, Greene, and Washington Counties in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is soliciting proposals for services within the Southwest Corner Workforce Development Area.  The following individual RFPs have been released:

  • Youth Services for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and Transitional Aid for Needy Families (TANF) program in Beaver, Greene, and Washington Counties for program year ’23 (July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024).
  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I Services in Beaver, Greene, and Washington Counties for the program years ’23 & ’24 (July 1, 2023-June 30, 2025).

Interested service providers can obtain the request for proposal packages for either RFP by contacting Washington Greene County Job Training Agency, Inc. 351 West Beau Street, Suite 300 Washington, PA 15301 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at (724) 229-5083 or by emailing a request to rrussell@washingtongreene.org.

The information for the RFPs are also available at the following links:

PY’23 Youth Services RFP PDF WORD

PY’23 Title I Services RFP PDF WORD

Individual proposals are due on or before 3:30 pm, April 3, 2023.

MEETING AGENDA

The Southwest Corner Workforce Development Board Meeting Agenda can be reached by clicking here: SCWDB Meeting Agenda 02282023.The public meeting will be held at 8:30 AM on February 28, 2023 at the CNX Center- Southpointe.

MEETING AGENDA

The Southwest Corner Chief Local Elected Officials meeting agenda can be reached by clicking here: Southwest Corner CLEO Meeting Agenda 021323. The public meeting will be held at 10:00 AM on February 13, 2023 in Room 610, 95 West Beau St., Washington, PA.

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Southwest Corner Workforce Development Area, under the advisement of the Chief Elected Officials of the Counties of Beaver, Greene and Washington in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is releasing its 2023 public meeting calendar.

The following Southwest Corner Workforce Development Board quarterly meetings will be held at 8:30 am at the CNX Center, 1000 Horizon Vue Drive, Room 1D06, Canonsburg, PA.  Meeting dates are as follows:

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

The Southwest Corner Chief Local Elected Official Board meetings will be held at 10:00 am at 95 West Beau Street, Room 610, Washington, PA.  Meeting dates are as follows:

Monday, February 13, 2023

Monday, May 8, 2023

Monday, August 14, 2023

Monday, November 13, 2023

Please note that in the event that a meeting date may be changed or cancelled, a public notice will be listed.  All current information can be found at www.southwestcornerwdb.com.  Interested attendees can obtain information by contacting Washington Greene County Job Training Agency, Inc. 351 West Beau Street, Suite 300 Washington, PA 15301 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at (724) 229-5083.

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Southwest Corner Workforce Development Area, under the advisement of the Chief Local Elected Officials of the Counties of Beaver, Greene and Washington in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, hereby extends an invitation to Certified Public Accounting firms to submit a bid to provide “Auditing Services” related to the Program Year 2021 (July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022). The bidder would be asked to review accounting procedures and ensure accuracy of reported information for a subrecipient of the Southwest Corner WDA Fiscal Agent, Washington Greene County Job Training Agency, Inc. Interested bidders can obtain “Request for Quotation” information by contacting Washington Greene County Job Training Agency, Inc. 351 West Beau Street, Suite 300, Washington, PA 15301 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at (724) 229-5083 or rrussell@washingtongreene.org. Bidders must submit qualifying bids no later than January 10, 2023.

MEETING AGENDA

The Southwest Corner Workforce Development Board Meeting Agenda can be reached by clicking here: SCWDB Meeting Agenda 11292022.The public meeting will be held at 8:30 AM on November 29, 2022 at the Hilton Garden Inn – Southpointe.

MEETING AGENDA

The Southwest Corner Chief Local Elected Officials meeting agenda can be reached by clicking here: Southwest Corner CLEO Agenda 111422. The public meeting will be held at 10:00 AM on November 14, 2022 in Room 610, 95 West Beau St., Washington, PA.

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Southwest Corner Workforce Development Area, under the advisement of the Chief Local Elected Officials of the Counties of Beaver, Greene and Washington in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, has rescheduled the date of the Southwest Corner Chief Local Elected Official Board meetings, originally scheduled for November 7, 2022.  The new date of the meetings will be November 14, 2022, at 10:00 am at 95 West Beau Street, Room 610, Washington, PA.  Interested attendees can obtain information by contacting Washington Greene County Job Training Agency, Inc. 351 West Beau Street, Suite 300, Washington, PA 15301 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at (724) 229-5083 or rrussell@washingtongreene.org.

MEETING AGENDA

The Southwest Corner Workforce Development Board Meeting Agenda can be reached by clicking here: SCWDB Meeting Agenda 08-30-2022.The public meeting will be held at 8:30 AM on August 30, 2022 at the Hilton Garden Inn – Southpointe.

MEETING AGENDA

The Southwest Corner Chief Local Elected Officials meeting agenda can be reached by clicking here: Southwest Corner CLEO Meeting Agenda 081522. The public meeting will be held at 10:00 AM on August 15, 2022 in Room 610, 95 West Beau St., Washington, PA.

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Southwest Corner Workforce Development Area, under the advisement of the Chief Local Elected Officials of the Counties of Beaver, Greene and Washington in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, has rescheduled the date and/or location of its quarterly Southwest Corner Chief Local Elected Official Board meetings, originally scheduled for August 8, 2022 and November 7, 2022.  The new dates of the meetings will be Monday, August 15, 2022 and November 7, 2022 (unchanged) at 10:00 am at 95 West Beau Street, Room 610, Washington, PA.  Interested attendees can obtain information by contacting Washington Greene County Job Training Agency, Inc. 351 West Beau Street, Suite 300, Washington, PA 15301 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at (724) 229-5083 or rrussell@washingtongreene.org.

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.

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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