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The Northwest Workforce Investment Area Appoints a New Director
Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 2:02 PM






Jacqueline Hamilton

Administrative Assistant, Partners for Performance

920 Water Street, Meadville, PA  16335

Phone: 814-333-1286 x102


The Northwest Workforce Investment Area (WIA) Appoints a New Director


MEADVILLE, PA.   The Northwest Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board and Chief Local Elected Officials are pleased to announce that Ms. Janet Anderson was recently hired as the new Director of Partners for Performance.   Partners for Performance (PFP) is the administrative office to the Northwest Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board. The NWPA WIB develops polices and strategies that address workforce development needs across Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Venango, and Warren Counties.


Ms. Anderson will commence her position at Partners for Performance on March 24, 2015. Previously, Janet was the Deputy Secretary, Administration for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. Janet has over twenty-nine years of proven experience in the areas of community, economic development, manufacturing, finance, marketing, and government relations.   


In Ms. Anderson’s position as Deputy Secretary she was instrumental in reducing the backlog for the Unemployment Compensation Tax Review Office; she managed furloughs of 100 union, civil service and management employees, as well as Managed Information Technology, Human Resources, and Administrative Services for a 5,000+ employee organization.


Prior to that Janet was a candidate for Pennsylvania State Senate, campaigning from January through November of 2012 and was the former Executive Director for the Northwest PA Regional Planning & Development Commission from 2008 through 2012.


We are extremely excited to bring Janet to our organization and welcome her ingenuity, experience, and knowledge of the State systems.  Ms. Anderson looks forward to working collaboratively with the employers in the region as well as the many various organizations within our six counties.


Janet’s office is located on the exterior of the Downtown Meadville Mall – 920 Water Street, in Meadville, PA.





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