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JOBS1st PA Services Expo
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Join us at the Westmoreland County Community College, 151 Pavilion Lane, Youngwood, PA, 15697, on Sept. 18, 2014, from 1 to 3 p.m. for the JOBS1st PA Services Expo.
This expo includes information from representatives of L&I's - Unemployment Compensation (UC) Benefits, UC Tax, Workers' Compensation, Youngwood CareerLink®, JobGateway®, and the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. Representing the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) - WEDNetPA, DCED Business Financing Programs, Office of International Business Development, and the Neighborhood Assistance Program.
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Norristown Referee Office Relocating

Effective July 10, 2014, the Norristown Referee Office is relocating from the current location of 1951 New Hope Street, Norristown, PA to 100 Ross Road, Suite 210, King of Prussia, PA. For GPS purposes the address is 100 Ross Road, Bridgeport, PA.

Philadelphia PA CareerLink® Suburban Station Temporary Closure

PA CareerLink® Suburban Station, located at 1617 JFK Boulevard, 2nd floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103 will temporarily close for renovations. The last day of service to the public will be Friday, June 20, 2014. The office expects to re-open to the public around October 1, 2014.
The zip code table which is used to notify new claimants of the PA CareerLink® closest to their address is being updated to refer them to the PA CareerLink® North Philadelphia located at 990 Spring Garden St. Philadelphia PA 19123, Telephone 215-560-5465. The center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.

UC News is now on Twitter

Did you know that the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry is now on Twitter? Follow us @PALaborIndustry and learn all the latest news and alerts regarding everything UC and more!


Some of the alerts will include:
  • Payment delays
  • System maintenance issues
  • Holiday Office closings
  • Debit card information
  • Tips for avoiding overpayments
  • Fraud information

Electronic Filing

Effective with the first quarter 2014 filing, employers are required to electronically file quarterly UC tax and wage reports through UCMS.
If you have not already registered with UCMS to file electronically, the time to do so is now.

Gov. Corbett Delivers Budget Address

Governor Tom Corbett presented his proposed 2014 – 15 budget February 4. The address, before a joint session of the PA legislature, took place in the PA House chamber.
L&I Secretary Julia Hearthway and Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary C. Alan Walker presented a post-budget address later that afternoon in the Capitol Media Center to discuss Jobs1st PA, the governor’s initiative to foster job creation and economic development in the commonwealth.

State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES)

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.

Grants Procedures Manual sets forth the grant procedures developed by the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) for grants awarded to various organizations.

PA OVR participates in third annual Pa Disability Empowerment and Employment Summit (PADES)

OVR's Hiring People with Disabilities How-To Guide for Employers
Your one-stop guide to everything your business needs to know to help hire and retain people with disabilities.

March 2014 Labor Market Information Overview

L M I Overview


Keystone Works

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.
Learn more about Keystone Works.


News and Media
September 19, 2014
PA Unemployment Rate at 5.8% in August
Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate rose slightly to 5.8 percent in August, up one-tenth of a percentage point from July.  Read More

August 15, 2014
PA Unemployment Rate at 5.7% in July
Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate rose in July to 5.7 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from June. This was the first gain in the state unemployment rate since June 2012.   Read More

July 23, 2014
Governor’s Innovation Expo Recognizes State Agencies for Efforts to Save Money, Increase Efficiency and Improve Service
Seven state agencies were recognized for their efforts to improve government operations by reducing costs, increasing productivity and improving services. The awards were presented on Tuesday at the Governor’s Innovation Expo in Harrisburg.  Read More

July 18, 2014
PA Unemployment Rate in June unchanged at 5.6%
Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate in June remained at 5.6 percent, the lowest rate since September 2008.  Read More

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