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Links to original publications of local news articles about CPWDC, Central PA CareerLink® and workforce and economic development concerns in general are presented here for your convenience.



2020 High Priority Occupations

Posted on July 29th, 2020 08:58 AM

The 2020 High Priority Occupations (HPO) for the Central Workforce Development Area are now available. Click here to view the list, which is effective from August 1, 2020 through July 31, 2021.

Compliance Monitor Opening

Posted on June 19th, 2020 01:29 PM

June 17 Annual Meeting of Members and WDB LEO Joint Meeting Will Meet via Zoom

Posted on June 15th, 2020 11:16 AM

The Local Elected Official Board of Central PA will hold an Annual Meeting of the members at 9 AM on 6/17/20 via webinar/teleconference.

The Central PA Workforce Development Board & Local Elected Official Board will meet jointly at 10 AM on 6/17/20 via webinar/teleconference.

Public guests may participate by contacting tscherer@cpwdc.org for the meeting credentials.

Workforce Coordinator Opening

Posted on June 10th, 2020 06:58 AM

Local Companies Are Hiring

Posted on March 26th, 2020 07:20 AM

COVID-19 Resources

Posted on March 20th, 2020 09:24 AM

The health and safety of you and our community is a top priority.

Posted on March 17th, 2020 11:47 AM

Dear CPWDC partners and PA CareerLink® Customers,

The health and safety of you and our community is a top priority. As a precautionary measure to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) CPWDC and the PA CareerLink® sites in Central PA will be closed March 17, 2020- March 27, 2020.

You can access the following services from the comfort of your home using any computer or mobile device:

  • Job and Career Exploration
  • Skills Assessment
  • Resume Creation
  • Military Translator
  • Job Search
  • Interview Practice and more!

Visit https://www.pacareerlink.pa.gov/jponline/ to access these great tools!

We are implementing processes to provide individualized customer service remotely and will be sending contact information for these services as soon as possible. If you have been receiving individualized career services, you may contact the staff person that you’ve been working with via their email address.

If you are a worker impacted by COVID-19, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits. According to the PA Department of Labor & Industry, you may be eligible if:

  • Your employer temporarily closes or goes out of business because of COVID-19
  • Your employer reduces your hours because of COVID-19
  • You have been told not to work because your employer feels you might get or spread COVID-19
  • You have been told to quarantine or self-isolate, or live/work in a county under government-recommended mitigation efforts

The Commonwealth has closed the Unemployment Compensation Phones at all PA CareerLink® sites across the Commonwealth in order to help prevent the spread of the virus. Instead, apply online. https://www.uc.pa.gov/Pages/covid19.aspx

For helpful information about stopping the spread, Check the flyer from the Center of Disease Control. Reliable information is also available from the PA Department of Health: https://www.health.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Stay well and we look forward to serving you in person soon!

Sincerely,
Erica Mulberger
Executive Director
Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation

Cancelled-March 18th LEO/WDB Meeting

Posted on March 12th, 2020 07:40 AM

As companies are taking precautions restricting visitors, travel, and attendance at large meetings due to the sensitivity surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19), the quarterly LEO/WDB meeting scheduled for March 18, 2020 is cancelled. The next scheduled meeting of the LEO/WDB is June 17, 2020.