SCWDB is working with partners locally, across the state, and nationally to provide updated information for job seekers, employers, and SCWDB program services.
- PA Department of Labor & Industry has built a portal is to provide businesses the workforce they need to maintain life-sustaining operations and individuals the jobs they are seeking during this difficult time. The COVID-19 PA Job Portal allows businesses to easily sign up through an online form for their job openings to be featured on the PA Job Portal. To be eligible, businesses must meet the criteria of a life-sustaining business and must have more than 10 job openings available, at this time. Employers interested in being spotlighted on the job portal can submit their information on the Employer Intake Form.Individuals seeking employment will visit www.PAcareerlink.pa.gov and select the green “PA COVID-19 Jobs – Hiring Immediately” Job Portal banner to see the active jobs openings. By selecting the “Apply Now” button for a position of interest, an individual will be redirected to the employer’s website or email to apply directly with the employer to further accelerate the hiring process.
The COVID-19 PA Job Portal will be updated on a daily basis ensuring businesses in need are spotlighted and individuals searching for employment have the latest available job information at their fingertips.
- The CARES Act temporarily makes unemployment compensation available to self-employed, independent contractors, gig economy workers, and others not normally eligible for the benefit. The program is referred to as Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). This includes the extra $600 in UC benefits for claimants. Read Governor Wolf’s complete announcement here.
- Our partners at Catalyst Connection has created a great Covid-19 “playbook” that outlines some internal operations and workplace safety steps to consider. You can download the playbook at this link.
- Updated PA Workforce response information may also be accessed at the PA Workforce Development Association website here
- National information about COVID-19 can be found at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Seniors – The Beaver County Office on Aging has developed a COVID-19 Task Force to assist senior citizens. All program and contact info on the photo here.
SCWDB Program Information
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Adult/Dislocated Worker Programs
- Job Training for Beaver County, Inc. – Individual contacts to discuss eligibility/intake
- Southwest Training Services, Inc. – Individual contacts to discuss eligibility/intake
- Adult/DW Program Contact – Cindy Derrico, Vice-President
- Job Training for Beaver County, Inc. – Still doing eligibility/intake
- Youth Program Contact: Harry Angelo, Youth Program Manager
- Southwest Training Services, Inc. – Still doing eligibility/intake
- Job Training for Beaver County, Inc
- General EARN Questions: Rick Riley, JTBC Director
- Washington Greene County Job Training Agency, Inc.
Opioid/Youth Reentry Programs
- General Program Inquiries – Chuck Deyell, Program Liaison
PA CareerLink® Resources
PACL Beaver County
- General PACL Inquiries – Dianne Funkhouser, Site Administrator
- Business Service Team Leader – Rich Strother, JTBC Deputy Director
PACL Greene County
- General PACL Inquiries – Terri Cooley-Taylor, Site Administrator
- UC and TRADE inquiries – Alisa Hatchett, BWPO Supervisor
- Business Service Team Leader – Betty Mugrage, Job Developer
PACL Washington County
- General PACL Inquiries – Trish Brickner, Site Administrator
- Business Service Team Leader – Carl North, PA BWPO Program Supervisor
PACL Mon Valley
- General PACL Inquiries – Trish Brickner, Site Administrator
- Business Service Team Leader – Linda Jack, PA BWPO Program Supervisor
Information for Job Seekers
- Pennsylvania Workers Affected by COVID-19 May be Eligible for Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation Benefits – information available at the PA L&I Website: Click Here
- You can brush up your job seeking skills remotely!! FREE ONLINE Resources for Job Seekers is available. Visit the PA CareerLink website at https://www.PACareerLink.pa.gov/JPOnline/ More information on this image:
- Here are 450 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free: Free Ivy League Classes
Information for Employers
- Employers can receive FREE ACCESS to recruitment assistance and services. Visit the PA CareerLink website https://www.PACareerLink.pa.gov/JPOnline/Common/Landingpage/Employer More information on this image:
- PA Department of Community and Economic Development announced The COVID-19 Working Capital Access (CWCA) program will provide working capital financing for eligible small businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 and have 100 or fewer full-time employees. Max loan amount is $100,000 with no job retention/ creation requirements. More info here.
- The US Department of Labor has announced $100 million in emergency funding to address the impact of COVID-19 on the workforce. SCWDB and its local and state partners have mobilized to access these funds as quickly as possible. DOL has other resources available to help workers and employers prepare for the COVID-19 virus. Visit DOL’s resource page.
- The SBDC has established a Small Business Resource Guide. Visit the website for more info. https://americassbdc.org/coronavirus-information/
- The University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Center hosted an insightful webinar advising employers how to navigate and prepare during this time. They share this good info for small business owners.
- The PA Department of Labor & Industry has implemented a shared-work plan which will allow businesses to retain workers, allowing for a full ramp-up when full operations can resume, while preventing the financial hardship to workers caused by a layoff or shutdown. Visit this page for more information. Also, L&I issued these FAQs for Pennsylvania employers regarding UC
- Local Chambers of Commerce Covid-19 Resource Page is a shared information resource for many local chambers. Page is updated regularly with information all businesses may benefit from in regard to loans, plans, and operations. Visit the page at this link.
- OSHA has prepared a detailed guidance document on preparing workplaces for Covid-19. PDF is available for viewing and downloading here.