Office of Workforce Development
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 Workforce Investment Board
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:
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.
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.pacareerlink.state.pa.us.
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:
Director: Francis J. Carey (610)-713-2216
Deputy Director: John Daly (610) 713-2238