PA Workforce Development System

The Commonwealth Workforce Development System (CWDS) provides access to Pennsylvania workforce development and independent living services provided by the Departments of Labor & Industry and Public Welfare.

According to its website, “Pennsylvania’s workforce development system enables businesses and workers to compete in the worldwide, knowledge-based economy. The workforce system will enhance employer competitiveness and innovation, while preparing Pennsylvanians for new careers in higher-wage jobs, effectively improving the quality of life for our most valuable resource-our citizens.”

Access the PA Workforce Development System here.

Employers can use CWDS to find qualified job applicants and report their new hires. The local office for workforce information is:

PA CareerLink® Schuylkill County at Pottsville
203 Arch Street
Pottsville, PA 17901-3512
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
Contact: Sharon Angelo, Administrator
Phone (direct): 570-621-3167
Phone: (office): 570-622-5253


PA CareerLink® Luzerne County at Hazleton
Hazleton Center
75 North Laurel Street
Hazleton, PA 18201-5950
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Contact: Elaine Stalfa, Administrator
Phone (direct) 570-459-3895 Ext. 103
Phone (office) 570-459-3854

Luzerne County is part of the Luzerne-Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board Area.

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