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

Southwest Corner PA CareerLink® Services Update – July 1, 2020
As Beaver, Greene, and Washington Counties enter the “green phase” of Governor Wolf’s Covid-19 response plan, Southwest Corner PA CareerLink® and program services will continue to operate virtually as much as possible. Safety of staff, partners, job seekers, and employers is top priority. We are now open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM, by appointment only. Please find contact information and virtual services available at this link: SCWDB PACL Services Statement appointment only

SCWDB Meeting Changes Due to Covid-19 

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 making a change to its upcoming public meeting schedule due to Covid-19 restrictions. In order to keep staff, partners, Commissioners, and Board Members safe, the meetings will be transitioned to the Zoom online platform. These changes will affect:

  • The Southwest Corner Chief Local Elected Official Board Meeting – Monday, August 10, 2020 at 10:00 am
  • The Southwest Corner Workforce Development Board Quarterly Meeting – Tuesday August 25, 2020 at 8:30 am

As of this time, these are the only two SCWDB meetings being changed. These meetings are open to the public. Interested attendees can obtain logon information by contacting Washington Greene County Job Training Agency, Inc. staff at [email protected] Please put “SCWDB Zoom Meeting Request” in the subject line of your email.

Southwest Corner PA CareerLink® Virtual Services Update – June 12, 2020

As Beaver, Greene, and Washington Counties enter the “green phase” of Governor Wolf’s Covid-19 response plan, Southwest Corner PA CareerLink® and program services will continue to operate virtually as preparations of the centers continues. Safety of staff, partners, job seekers, and employers is top priority, and as the centers begin to open, we will update. You can read the full announcement, complete with contact information and virtual services available at this link.

RFP Released for Youth Apprenticeship Outreach

The Southwest Corner Workforce Development Board, under the advisement of the Chief Local Elected Officials of the Counties of Washington, Greene and Beaver in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, has released a Request for Proposals for Youth Apprenticeship Outreach/Program Support of Southwest Corner Workforce Development Area Activities.  Activities will be primarily focused on apprenticeship training and community outreach. Additional information can be found in the full RFP release. Interested parties can obtain the request for proposals at www.southwestcornerwdb.com, by emailing [email protected], or 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.  Proposals are due on or before 4:00 pm, July 2, 2020.

The full RFP is available for download here.

SCWDB Meeting Changes Due to Covid-19 

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 making a change to its upcoming public meeting schedule due to Covid-19 restrictions. In order to keep staff, partners, Commissioners, and Board Members safe, the meetings will be transitioned to the Zoom online platform. These changes will affect:

  • The Southwest Corner Chief Local Elected Official Board Meeting – Monday, May 11, 2020 at 10:00 am
  • The Southwest Corner Workforce Development Board Quarterly Meeting – Tuesday May 26, 2020 at 8:30 am

As of this time, these are the only two SCWDB meetings being changed. These meetings are open to the public. Interested attendees can obtain logon information by contacting Washington Greene County Job Training Agency, Inc. staff at [email protected] or [email protected] Please put “SCWDB Zoom Meeting Request” in the subject line of your email.

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

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This announcement replaces the previous statement from March 16, 2020

SCWDB PA CareerLink centers and program offices will follow guidance from Governor Wolf and remain closed through April 30, 2020. Remote work will continue. Full announcement from Director Ami Gatts attached in the image. Thank you for your understanding and stay safe.

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 https://southwestcornerwdb.com/covid-19/ 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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2019 WGCJTA, Inc. Audit Report Available

The 2019 Single Audit of SCWDB Fiscal Agent, Washington Greene County Job Training Agency, Inc. is now available for review. It can be reached at by clicking here.

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.