11/12/20 - Until further notice the Oil City PA CareerLink® office will be closed due to a sewer line break.  Office is expected to open in a few days.



In light of recent events concerning COVID-19 and also NWPA Job Connect’s mission to continue to be innovative, we would like to announce the additional options to connect with Northwest PA CareerLink® services.  Customers, both job seekers and employers will now have the option to contact Northwest PA CareerLink® via Skype and FaceTime. 


This technology will enable staff to connect with clients that they may not have been able to connect with due to the closures and social distancing as well as living miles away.  Mobile one-on-one service has been in place for some time in the six-county region that includes Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Venango and Warren Counties.



Northwest PA CareerLink® by adding northwestpacareerlink@gmail.com as a contact.



Northwest PA CareerLink® can be reached on iDevices at (814) 853-3942


PA CareerLink® can also be reached at:



(814) 853-5254 or (814) 853-5829



(814) 323-0492 or (814) 323-7834



PA CareerLink® of Erie County Press Release

PA CareerLink® for Rural Counties Press Release

PA Department of Labor & Industry

Unemployment Compensation (UC) Benefit Information

Services for Pennsylvanians Affected by COVID-19

ResCare Toolbox

PA Department of Health COVID-19 Info





NWPA Workforce Development Area is now NWPA Job Connect!

The Northwest Workforce Development Area is pleased to announce that, going forward, the area will be known as NWPA Job Connect. The most recent legislation for the public workforce system shifted “workforce investment area” to “workforce development area.” Instead of branding for this new name, the Northwest decided to adopt a brand that is associated with our mission, connecting people with jobs.


The board staff’s emails have been changed to @nwpajobconnect.org and the website has been updated to www.nwpajobconnect.org. There will be some forwarding time allowed for emails, but we encourage you to update our contact information in your records as soon as possible. Your patience is appreciated as we update our website and other communications.


What NWPA Job Connect Does:

The NWPA Job Connect advocates for a robust job-driven workforce system in Northwest Pennsylvania providing regional industry sector strategies and policies that will have a positive influence and impact to the local service delivery system.


Benefits To You:

  •  Eliminate the skills gap between training offerings and employer’s needs
  •  Engage in partnerships and initiatives to increase the skills of the current and future workforce
  •  Prepare jobseekers for employment opportunities
  •  Talent pipeline development for specific industries
  •  Training for soft skills and industry-related education modules
  •  Employment Placement Resources in the PA CareerLink®
  •  Rapid Response Resources to assist dislocated workers
  •  Build educational capacity by identifying and supporting training opportunities
Proudly Serving Northwest Pennsylvania

Clarion County Venango County Forest County Warren County Crawford County Erie County

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Upcoming Events

Workforce Solutions Committee (NWPA Job Connect)

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Business Solutions Committee (NWPA Job Connect)

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Governance Committee (NWPA Job Connect)

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