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  • 3RWIB joins effort to study workforce diversity in SWPA

    Mar 5, 2015 Businesses, Educators & Training Providers, Job Seekers, Policy Makers, Youth Comments

    3 Rivers Workforce Investment Board is proud to be a part of this special report, led by Vibrant Pittsburgh and PittsburghTODAY, highlighting how the southwestern Pennsylvania workforce lacks diversity, posing a major challenge for the region.

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  • Jerome Bettis joins 3RWIB, Pittsburgh and Allegheny County in the push to provide summer jobs to many in 2015

    Feb 26, 2015 Businesses, Educators & Training Providers, Job Seekers, Policy Makers, Youth Comments

    NFL Hall of Fame player Jerome Bettis joins 3RWIB, the city and the county in the push to fund summer jobs for young people in the region. Click here to watch video from the Feb. 25, 2015, press conference announcing the Summer Learn and Earn initiative.

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  • Request for Proposals, In-School and Out-of-School Youth Services

    Jan 20, 2015 Businesses, Educators & Training Providers, Job Seekers, Policy Makers Comments

    Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board (3RWIB) has amended the Request for Proposals (RFP) for In-School and Out-of-School Youth Services released on January 20, 2015, to include an additional program model for out-of-school youth. This program will operate within a proposed Youth Center currently sought by the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS). More information about the center can be found at Allegheny County DHS website. This addendum also corrects and supplants the performance measures section from the original RFP. Click here for more information.

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  • 3RiversWIB ... It's about innovation!

    Nov 25, 2014 Businesses, Educators & Training Providers, Job Seekers, Policy Makers, Youth Comments

    3RiversWIB leads the public workforce system for the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, connecting job seekers to careers and employers to talent, to create a thriving workforce and an economically viable region.

    3RWIB is a key partner in the nationally lauded New App for Making it in America, recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor as one of the most innovative initiatives for both employers and jobseekers.
    This is the story of how innovation is making a difference for some of the region's job seekers.

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  • Empowering Today’s Economy by Training Tomorrow’s Workforce

    Nov 20, 2014 Businesses, Educators & Training Providers, Job Seekers, Policy Makers Comments

    At 3RWIB, we are passionate about investing in the region's workforce and being responsive to the needs of businesses.

    This blog post - recently published by the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Labor - affirms what we know here in the Pittsburgh region: investing in our workers is an investment in our region's continued economic vitality. 

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  • Thoughts on workforce development efforts for the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County?

    Oct 2, 2014 Businesses, Educators & Training Providers, Job Seekers, Policy Makers, Youth Comments

    3RWIB strives to lead a public workforce development system for the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County that balances the needs of those seeking careers with the talent demands of local industry to create a thriving local workforce. Regional economic viability is fueled by the strength of this local workforce development system.

    3RWIB has revised its plan for the workforce development system for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County and is accepting comments about those revisions.

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  • 3RWIB responds to New York Times

    Sep 2, 2014 Businesses, Educators & Training Providers, Job Seekers, Policy Makers Comments

    The New York Times' Aug. 18, 2014, article "Seeking New Start, Finding Steep Cost" questions the effectiveness of job training programs funded through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), but doesn't tell the whole story.
    Innovative efforts are underway in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County to assist job seekers in gaining in-demand skills leading to meaningful employment.

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  • Are Pittsburgh's youth set on a path to meaningful careers and stable employment?

    Aug 15, 2014 Businesses, Educators & Training Providers, Job Seekers, Policy Makers, Youth Comments

    It's no secret our region's workforce is getting older. With nearly 160,000 workers between the ages of 55 and 65, many opportunities in sectors with viable career paths will be available. At the same time, a disturbing number of youth are disconnected to school and work and do not have the opportunity to explore or experience the career opportunities available.

    How do we help young people see the connection between education and employment; learn about career opportunities available in the region; and help introduce young people to their future employers?

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