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  • Obama signs Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act into law

    Jul 24, 2014 Businesses, Educators & Training Providers, Job Seekers, Policy Makers, Youth Comments

    Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board (3RWIB) was honored Tuesday as one of only three WIBs from around the country invited to participate as President Obama signed into law the bipartisan, bicameral workforce legislation, called the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.


  • High-priority occupations determined for PA, Three Rivers area

    Jun 2, 2014 Businesses, Educators & Training Providers, Job Seekers Comments

    The PA Department of Labor and Industry has released both the statewide and regional DRAFT 2014 statewide High-Priority Occupation (HPO) lists, which are used to determine the availability of funding for training programs in workforce development and education. An HPO is a job category that is in-demand by employers, has higher skill needs and is likely to provide family-sustaining wages.


  • Think it's tough to find a job? Market poses challenges to employers too.

    Apr 29, 2014 Businesses Comments

    Since the great recession of 2008, there's been much written about the struggles facing job seekers looking to land a new job.There's no shortage of workshops, blogs, and opinions on what job seekers need to stand out - clever resumes, networking, highlighting niche and unique skills.

    But the challenges of this job market aren't limited to job seekers. While qualified job seekers struggle to stand out from the crowd, employers struggle to notice.


  • Regaining confidence to get back in the game

    Feb 26, 2014 Businesses, Educators & Training Providers, Job Seekers, Policy Makers Comments

    At 3 Rivers WIB, we're about helping employers find the job-ready talent they need. We're about helping job seekers find their next job. We're about investing in people. People like Daphne Rose McCoy.


  • Mentoring Matters

    Jan 17, 2014 Businesses, Educators & Training Providers, Job Seekers, Policy Makers, Youth Comments

    Success starts with a belief.

    Whether through a word of encouragement, a nudge in the right direction, or a first big break, everyone needs guidance and a helping hand on the way to professional success. Consider yourself. Someone once believed in you. And that's partly why you are who you are today.


  • 80,000+ Pa. residents to lose unemployment benefits;
    We're here to help

    Dec 30, 2013 Businesses, Educators & Training Providers, Job Seekers, Policy Makers, Youth

    If the five-year program that extended benefits for the long-term jobless expires, nearly 80,000 Pennsylvanians will lose the lifeline that's helped keep them afloat.

    Pittsburgh Works, a public-private collaborative, is designed to connect job seekers to well-paying jobs in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Click here to learn more about this initiative.


  • Pittsburgh Works Youth Learning Network
    Exploring the Possibilities at TechShop Pittsburgh

    Sep 27, 2013 Businesses, Educators & Training Providers, Job Seekers, Youth Comments

    TechShop Pittsburgh is THE place to be these days. If you haven't had the opportunity to check them out, stop what you're doing, run, walk, ride your bike, hop in your kayak, or grab your car keys and head over to Bakery Square for a tour.


  • What does Richard Branson look for in a new hire?

    Sep 26, 2013 Businesses, Job Seekers Comments

    What do some top CEOs, proprietors, and other industry giants look for in a new hire? Read this piece by Kevin Perkey, 3RWIB director of youth programs.