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.
December 5, 2013 Secretary Hearthway Working to Protect Integrity of Pennsylvanians’ Privacy Secretary Hearthway reacted to an announcement by the PA Treasury of a J.P. Morgan Chase security breach that may have compromised the personal information of certain PA citizens who receive unemployment or workers' comp benefits via Chase debit card.Read More
November 22, 2013 October Jobs Report Shows Unemployment Rate Drop to 7.5 Percent; Private-Sector Jobs Highest since August 2008 Pennsylvania's unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point in October and private-sector jobs were at the highest level since August 2008Read More
November 19, 2013 The Department of Labor & Industry's Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Introduces Single-Point-of-Contact "Hiring People with Disabilities How-to Guide" Lt. Governor Jim Cawley and Labor & Industry Secretary Julia Hearthway today, joined by private-sector business leaders and the non-profit community, hosted a roll-out event for the OVR's "Hiring People with Disabilities How-to Guide" for employers.Read More
November 18, 2013 Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board Supports Approval of Final Regulations for Pennsylvania Core Standards and Keystone Exams The Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board (PAWIB) today announced its support for commonwealth’s adoption of the Pennsylvania Core Standards and aligned assessments, including Keystone Exams. Read More