Welcome to the West Central Workforce Investment Area (WIA) webpage!
The West Central WIA consists of Lawrence and Mercer Counties in Western Pennsylvania and is one of 23 WIAs across the Commonwealth. With direct access to the major interstate highways 80, 79, 76 and 376, we are less than 100 miles from Pittsburgh and Cleveland and within a 400 mile radius of Buffalo, Detroit, Baltimore, Columbus, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, New York City, Chicago, Rochester, Toronto and Washington D.C. Incorporating the best of both rural and urban settings, the area boasts an adaptive and cost-effective workforce; a diverse labor pool with diverse skill sets and a nationally recognized work ethic.
On this site you will find information pertaining to many of the resources and services available in West Central Pennsylvania, including information about our two PA CareerLinks, data and statistics for the area’s labor market, news and announcements regarding past and upcoming events, as well as links to other agencies and programs that may be of benefit to you!