Pennsylvania Additional Resources

Find Qualified Employees

Launched in July, 2012, JobGateway is part of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry’s initiative to transform the landscape of how job-seekers find family sustaining jobs and how employers find the skilled candidates that they need. Through this initiative, a user-friendly, premiere job-matching system is being created to help bridge the gap that currently exists between job-seekers and employers.

It is easy to search the talent pool in JobGateway. Employers can simply create a job-posting and connect with candidates for free. You will receive detailed information about job-seekers when you perform a search. You will also enjoy the benefit of sorting and filtering capabilities to help you manage your referral lists. The website also provides contact information for the nearest Pennsylvania CareerLink® site.  CareerLink Business Service Representatives can also assist you in pre-screening candidates for the skills/qualifications matching of your job opening.



The Pennsylvania CareerLink® offers assessments to assist you in evaluate job candidates in the areas of aptitudes, skills, personality traits, job-skills and job-knowledge.  For more information on the tests available, please contact the your local Pennsylvania CareerLink® site.

PA CareerLink® Lawrence County – Phone: 724-656-3165

PA CareerLink® Mercer County – Phone: 724-347-9257


On the Job Training

Job candidates who lack a specific skill to perform the job, or with experience that falls just short of your requirement, may qualify for On-the-Job training (OJT) funds.  The employer agrees to train the individual, for up to six months depending on skill-level, in the skills necessary to perform that position during which time a portion of the employee’s salary is paid.  If you are interested in learning more about On-the-Job Training, please contact your local Pennsylvania CareerLink® site.

PA CareerLink® Lawrence County – Dan Kossack at 724-656-3165 x229

PA CareerLink® Mercer County – John Holliday at 724-347-9257 x209


Industry Partnership

Through the Manufacturing Industry Partnership of Lawrence and Mercer Counties, funding is available to train existing workers.  For more information:  If you have training needs and would like to inquire about available funding, please complete the Company Training Plan and email it to John Holliday at



WEDnetPA was developed to provide a training network responsive to employers’ workforce development needs.  The network, also knows as The Guaranteed Free Training (GFT) program, offers employers the opportunity to train new and existing employees in two program classifications, Basic Skills Training and information Technology Training.  For more information: Please visit to apply online or contact West Central Job Partnership at 724-658-2501 for listing of WEDnetPA partners in your area.