Workforce Development

Globalization has changed the formula for developing a prepared workforce and necessitated a change in visualizing the boundaries of an economy. An economy is no longer defined by the political boundaries of a city, county or state line. Instead, economies are defined regionally by a diverse group of industries, supported by factors such as infrastructure, investment and an availability of local talent. This regional concept promotes partnerships among key community players, including K-12 schools, community colleges, adult education centers, universities, regional employers and community economic and workforce development organizations. 

Franklin County is part of the South Central Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board (SCWIB), a business-led board that provides the leadership and resources necessary to encourage a flourishing workforce and companywide economic well-being.  The SCWIB stems from the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and other grant-funded programs.  The SCWIB provides the leadership necessary to develop, direct and promote a comprehensive network of resources and services for area businesses as well as adults and youth looking for employment. 

Franklin County has a diversified workforce that is both productive and dependable, and features an extremely strong work ethic. Franklin County’s location is convenient to attracting a workforce from the Quad-State Region of Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. Visit Franklin County Area Development Corporation for more information on business recruitment and retention.