PA CareerLink® Lackawanna County

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Guiding Job Seekers through their Job Search Journey


 

About WIOA

 

The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) was created to help strengthen the skills of our nation’s workforce. The program provides access to relevant career training specifically tailored to our local job market, ensuring that there is a job waiting for you upon completion of the program.


 

WIOA Services

 

Through WIOA you have access to a variety of individualized services to help overcome your employment barriers. Your Career Advisor will walk you through the job search process, and make recommendations and referrals to outside agencies to increase the effectiveness of your job search. You will explore a variety of career pathways that include funding for training, on-the-job training (OJT), job club, and/or direct placement. Once you’re ready to pursue a career, you will begin working with the Business Services Team to identify local employers that meet your needs. Upon completion of the WIOA Program, you will have a job with a family sustaining wage in an industry of your choice.

**If you are interested in funding for training, WIOA can only fund for state-approved programs. You can access the state-approved training list here. Please note that our particular program may not be able to fund for every program on the state-approved list.


 

Getting Started

 

You must be an eligible job seeker to participate in the WIOA program. Eligibility requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Being a Lackawanna County Resident, AND 1 or more of the following…

    • Currently receiving Unemployment Compensation benefits (or having received them within the past 6 months), OR…

    • Being a Displaced Homemaker, OR…

    • Currently receiving SNAP/Food Stamp benefits, OR…

    • Meeting the current income guidelines

      Please note that there are other factors that may impact your eligibility for the WIOA Program.


Interested in learning more about about WIOA? You can…

1.) Download this form, fill it out, and bring it in to our office for your Eligibility Intake, or…

2.) You may contact us at the WIOA Welcome Center to schedule an appointment at (570) 963-4671 ext. 3010, or…

3.) Click on the “Open Form” button below, fill it out, and submit it. Then, a WIOA staff member will contact you within 5 business days regarding your WIOA Eligibility.