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.
- Affordable Schools Online
- Commuter Services of Pennsylvania
- Department of Labor Statistics
- Educator in the Workplace Summer Internship
- Franklin County Career and Technology Center
- Franklin County Profile
- High Priority Occupations South Central PA
- Internship Collaboration with Penn State Mont Alto
- Nittany Lion Career Network
- Occupational Employment in Region
- PA Career Guide
- PA Career Link
- PA Fast Facts - December 2011
- PA Workforce Development
- Top 25 Industries with Job Growth in Region
- Unemployment Rate Civilian Labor Force