NEW! Sign-Up for SIDES — an efficient, electronic way to respond to department requests!
SIDES is a new, web-based system that allows the Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) and employers to communicate more efficiently when an individual files a new unemployment compensation claim. The system transmits questions from L&I about the individual's claim to the employer electronically, and allows the employer to respond electronically, which will enhance the timeliness and accuracy of UC claims.
Are you a UC claimant looking for a career or a business looking to hire? Keystone Works provides business-driven training opportunities for eligible UC claimants. A claimant can continue to collect full UC benefits while participating in training provided by a business, and the business is entitled to receive incentive payments if the claimant is hired and certain requirements are met.
March 3, 2015 Governor Wolf’s Budget Reflects Renewed Focus on Jobs that Pay Governor Wolf announced today that his budget raises the minimum wage, makes significant investments to train individuals for a 21st century economy, and provides work opportunities for persons with disabilities.Read More
March 2, 2015 Support Service Providers to People Who are Deaf-Blind Participate in Training The Department of Labor and Industry, in conjunction with the Statewide Independent Living Council conducted a three-day training session for Support Service Providers in Pittsburgh and Monroeville.Read More
January 23, 2015 PA Unemployment Rate Down in December to 4.8% Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate declined by three-tenths of a percentage point in December to 4.8 percent, the commonwealth’s lowest rate since March 2008. Read More
December 19, 2014 PA Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.1% in November, Lowest Rate in More Than Six Years Pennsylvania's unemployment rate declined by three-tenths of a percentage point in November to 5.1 percent, the commonwealth's lowest rate in more than six years.Read More