Workforce

Mercer County’s Top Employers

Top 10 Employers (2nd quarter 2017) Federal and State Government Entities Aggregated

 

General Electric Co.
Steward Sharon Regional Health System
State Government
UPMC Horizon
Wal-Mart Associates Inc.
First National Bank of Pennsylvania
George Junior Republic Inc.
NLMK Pennsylvania
John Maneely Co.
Grove City College

*Source:  Pa Department of Labor & Industry Center for Workforce Information & Analysis

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Mercer County Employer Units by Targeted Industry Sector

Mercer County has a large, skilled labor force that is ready to work. Four major colleges, two universities, and multiple trade schools support the continued development of this highly sought-after workforce.

The PA CareerLinks® serve as a point of contact for employers and provide customized service to to help you find candidates that possess the skills necessary for your company.  

Employer services include:

Finding skilled employees:

  • Free online listing of job openings – Promoting any current job openings on Job Gateway®
  • Direct access to qualified candidates – Have applicants apply to open job positions online or have PA CareerLink® staff screen and refer potential candidates to you
  • Automated job matching through Job Gateway® provides you with the highest qualified individuals for your particular worksite needs
  • Screening of applicants to match employer specifications
  • On-site recruitment/Job Fairs – Small and large-scale recruitment events
  • Gain access to U.S. Veterans –Well-trained, highly-motivated and hard-working individuals

Training for your current workforce:

  • For new employees – Guidance in the development of Subsidized Work and On-the Job Training at your site. Up to 50% reimbursement of a new employee’s wage for candidates that meet eligibility requirements
  • For current employees – Connection with WEDnetPA, Customized Training, Industry Partnership and other grant funding

Accessing subsidized employment opportunities:

  • Information on services for U.S. Veterans, spouses, and individuals with disabilities
  • Information on available hiring incentives like the Work Opportunity Tax Credit and Federal Bonding Program

Providing information:

  • Access to Market Research – Learn current economic and labor market information
  • Regular Employer Advisory meetings to advise employers of relevant workplace issues

Fee for service items:

  • Room rentals and assessments such as Compute-a-Match®, Proveit®, and WorkKeys® (Membership agreements allow for reduced costs)

Penn-Northwest Development Corporation
39 Chestnut Avenue
Sharon, Pennsylvania 16146
Phone: 724-662-3705
Fax: 724-662-0283
Email: info@penn-northwest.com