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Strong Support for Small Business

Small business, independent of industry, makes up more than 80% of Delaware County’s local business community.  With few resources and time to train new workers, it is critical that the PACareerLink® system be knowledgeable about the current and future skill needs of these businesses and capable of connecting them to workers who posses the specific skills these businesses need. 

This is accomplished through the PA CareerLink® Business Services Team, led by the Commerce Center.  Through this linkage, we are able to maintain an ongoing understanding of the needs of our small business customers and to develop appropriate programs and services.

The partnership between the Commerce Center and the WDB also serves as a means of supporting the creation and development of small business and emerging industries.  The Commerce Center works closely with many local and regional agencies to bring together a continuum of services for small business, include workforce services through the PA CareerLink®.

Business Services are provided through our partnership with the Delaware County Commerce Center, which leads an intra-agency staff team. 

The services they offer include:

  • Screening and referral of applicants to job openings

  • Specialized recruitment, including management of large recruitment campaigns and recruitment facilities

  • Information on hiring incentives such as tax credits and new-hire training programs

  • Information on training and education services available for incumbent workers and new hires

  • Technical Assistance (i.e. ADA requirements, labor law compliance, unemployment compensation, assistance with writing job orders)

Occupational Job Training OJT

OJT is a way to offset the training cost of an individual being hired by a company that does not have all the skills necessary to be proficient in the job.


Benefits to the employer:

  • Employers are reimbursed up to 50% of the employee's wages to offset the cost of hiring and training the new employee

  • Employees are trained on the actual equipment they will utilize after the training period

  • Employers are able to review the new employees skill progress periodically

  • Employees earn while they learn, allowing them to continue to meet their financial obligations

  • Direct training from experienced employees on how to perform the job specific to the employer's requirements

  • Employees can expect to continue with the full-time position after the training period and, in some cases, may receive an increase in salary

  • A clear "Career Path" is identified based on the employee's upgraded skills


Delaware County Workforce Development Board  (DCWDB) 

DCWDB Administrative Office

1570 Garrett Road, Suite A

Upper Darby, PA 19082

Phone:  610-713-2200

Fax:  610-713-2224

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