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Office of Workforce Development

Director:
Francis J. Carey

Location:

Delaware County Workforce Development
1570 Garrett Road
Suite A
Upper Darby, PA 19082

Phone:
610-713-2200
Fax:
610-713-2224

The Office of Workforce Development works to provide one-stop delivery of career services to job seekers, employers, and others seeking solutions to workforce development issues.

The Office of Workforce Development is a PA CareerLink® Partner that works in collaboration with other county and state agencies to provide and implement a myriad of workforce development programs in accordance with the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. 

Administrative Office: Hours of operation 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Two conveniently located CareerLink® customer service centers are available.

Delaware County CareerLink®
701 Crosby St., Suite B
Chester, PA 19013
(610) 447-3350
Hours of operation: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Delaware County CareerLink®
Workforce Entry Center
Delaware County Community College
901 S. Media Line Road
Media, PA 19063
(610) 723-1220
Hours of operation: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

Delaware County Workforce Investment Board
The Delaware County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) is a business-led Board that works in partnership with County Council. Our goal is to make sure that Delaware County has a dynamic and high quality workforce. We do this by working with businesses to improve the skill levels of all current and potential workers.  Please visit the WIB site at:

  • We offer Employers, regardless of industry, the tools to improve their entire workforce.
  • We connect Delaware County Job Seekers to jobs as well as helpful information about employers in Delaware County.
  • We connect job seekers to a wide number of state, county and local organizations that provide education, job training and social services.

The Delaware County WIB was established through the Federal Workforce Investment Act. This legislation was enacted in August of 1998 and authorizes WIBs to establish goals for workforce programs in their local communities. WIBs are also expected to set standards that will improve the quality of programs and services. Because it is a business-led Board, it is expected to bring best business practices to government programs and services. Briefly, the WIB:

  • Provides leadership on the critical workforce issues identified in the WIB's community-wide
    Strategic Plan.
  • Reaches out to the community to deliberate on key workforce issues.
  • Motivates the many organizations responsible for carrying out the goals and action steps.
  • Oversees programs and services to ensure high quality performance.

Serving on the WIB are 39 leaders from private business, organized labor, education, economic development, human services and community-based organizations, all of whom are appointed by County Council to terms of three years. Much of the work of the WIB is accomplished through its Committees some of which include non-WIB members.

The Delaware County WIB meets quarterly. These meetings are open to the public.


Message from Delaware County Council

Delaware County is proud to work with the Workforce Investment Board (WIB) as it is a valuable resource, one that will help us create partnerships that will foster greater economic growth for Delaware County.

Today, because of our partnership with the WIB, Delaware County has two state-of-the-art career centers and an online PA CareerLink® website where employers, job seekers, youth and other interested individuals can take advantage of the many bold and innovative programs established by the WIB and its partners.

They are equipped to provide the most efficient and effective services available including social services, job training, transition services and community resources.

Please drop in and see for yourself how valuable these resources are. If you can't get to one of these centers, you can access a unique, Internet-based, self-directed job search system at www.jobgateway.pa.gov

Our goal is to make sure that we address the diverse needs of the Delaware County community. This web site is designed to help employers, job seekers, youth and other interested individuals find the information and resources they need. I look forward to hearing your comments about how we're doing in meeting that goal. Any comments or suggestions are also welcome.

Thomas J. McGarrigle

Chairman, Delaware County Council

 

Available services at CareerLink centers:


JOB SEEKER SERVICES:

  • Orientation to CareerLink® system and services
  • Internet job search capabilities
  • Job listings and referral services
  • Skill assessment and aptitude testing
  • Resume building, interviewing skills, job search assistance
  • Career and occupational information
  • Occupational skill development
  • Job readiness workshops
  • Adult Literacy counseling

EMPLOYER SERVICES:

  • Orientation to CareerLink® system and services
  • Applicant screening/testing
  • Recruitment assistance, interviewing space
  • Internet resume access
  • Training information and assistance
  • Account executive services
  • Labor Market information
  • Tax credit information
  • Technical assistance (e.g. ADA requirements, labor law and UC compliance)

Administrative Contacts:

Director: Francis J. Carey (610)-713-2216

Deputy Director: John Daly (610) 713-2238


Helpful Links


PA CareerLink®:

https://www.cwds.state.pa.us

 

201 West Front Street, Media, PA 19063
610-891-4000
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