Workforce Development

 

Director Cynthia DeFebo
Programs Director Emily DeLeeuw

Mission Statement

The Pike County Workforce Development Agency strives to bridge the gap between employers and job seekers. Our approach seeks to build upon the close working relationship already in place between the local partners involved in workforce and economic development. We will work to establish an integrated and unified methodology to meet the needs of employers both locally and regionally and at the same time help to create a well prepared/trained labor pool. We will continue to enhance the level of services for all our customers, increase accessibility to information, and reduce the barriers and confusion faced by both employers and job seekers.

Career Development

The Pike County Workforce Development Agency is a federally funded county agency operating under the guidelines set forth in the Workforce Investment Act. Our purpose is to bring together regional employers and local job seekers. There are no fees for our services. Individuals needing intensive or training services must meet eligibility guidelines established by the US Department of Labor and The Pocono Counties Workforce Investment Board.

Job Search

Anyone interested in finding employment has access to our resource library. This room offers everything you will need to conduct an effective job search. Our friendly staff will work with you and answer questions.

Resource Library

 

Additional Services / Referrals

There are many additional services that may benefit you; we will do our best to get you going in the right direction.

Partnering Agencies
• Pike County Assistance Office
• PA Bureau of Labor and Industry
• Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

 

 Free Online Training & Memory Stick

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Designed for adult learners, the Online Broadband & Technology Training (OBTT) offers a variety of free online training courses for individuals interested in sharpening their skills. There's something for everyone!

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  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Program Management
  • Business Skills
  • And More!

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The Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance is offering another incentive for taking these skill-enhancing courses.  Starting November 1, 2014, we are offering free 4GB USB memory sticks and entry into our grand prize drawing for a new Microsoft Surface 2 tablet to anyone who completes a course through the program. In addition, we are also giving away a tablet to the person who completes the most courses November 1, 2014 through January 31, 2015. For complete details click here.
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Office Info

Hours M-F 8:30 - 4:30
Phone 570-296--2909
Fax 570-296-3533
Internal Extension 1360
Address 837 Route 6, Unit 2
Shohola, PA 18458
Contact Email workforce@pikepa.org