Employers

Employers

We can help you find qualified employees and train and strengthen your existing workforce

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Job-seekers

Job-seekers

View local job openings and learn about services to assist you gain and advance in your career

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Youth & Young Adults

Youth & Young Adults

Learn about local career pathways and resources available to help you begin your future

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Effective immediately, the PA CareerLink® centers in Lawrence and Mercer Counties have temporarily closed to the public including suspending all group workshops at our facilities (RESEA, Resume Seminar, CareerLink Orientation, Search Strategies, etc.), until further notice.
You may still access online services at www.pacareerlink.pa.gov.  If you have questions, please call the PA CareerLink® Lawrence County at 724-656-3165 or the PA CareerLink® Mercer County at 724-347-9257.

Welcome to the West Central Workforce Development Area (WDA) webpage!

The West Central WDA consists of Lawrence and Mercer Counties in Western Pennsylvania and is one of 23 WDAs 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 CareerLink® centers, 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!