Employment Links

NLSA Offers Free Driving Privileges Information Guides:

National Labor Relations Board released a mobile app for iPhone and Android to provide information to employees and unions regarding their rights under the National Labor Relations Act. iPhone users can download the app from the iTunes Store; Android users can download the app from Google Play.

Heritage Community Transportation – is a free Mon Valley van service that connects riders to employment, retail centers and the greater transportation network. It serves 11 communities in the Mon Valley. Call 412-351-2200 for more information, or visit their website at www.heritageserves.org for information on this and other programs offered by Heritage Community Initiatives.

Ways To Work – a loan program of Family Services of Western Pennsylvania that helps working families maintain employment and economic stability by providing loans to assist them in handling the costs of automobile purchase and repair. To qualify, an applicant must have a valid PA Driver’s license, need a vehicle to get to work, be working continuously for at least 6 months for at least 20 hours per week, must live in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington, Westmoreland, Greene, or Fayette County, must be an involved parent of a dependent child 18 years of age or younger still in school, must demonstrate the willingness and ability to make a modest monthly payment, and must fall within the Ways to Work income guidelines for your county. (See article“Car loan program gives lower-wage workers a leg up”, by Ellen Simon in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 12, 2006.)
Family Services of Western Pennsylvania
6401 Penn Avenue, 2nd Floor
866-965-5929.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Call 1-866-965-5929 for more information.

Community Auto – a program of North Hills Community Outreach that puts donated vehicles into the hands of low-income workers and TANF consumers. Cars are reasonably priced and reliable. Community Auto is located on Route 910 just east of Route 8 in Richland. More information is available at 724-443-8300. (See article “Nonprofit auto repair shop to help those in need obtain vehicles”, by Jan Adam in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 3, 2003.)

MOST Program – free Modern Office Systems Training is being provided by CCAC through funding by the Allegheny County Department of Human Services Office of Community Services. Provides training in clerical and office technology skills. Call 412-273-6440 for more information.

PA Department of Labor and Industry – administers benefits to unemployed individuals, workers’ compensation to individuals with job related injuries, provides vocational rehabilitation to individuals with disabilities, prepares job seekers for the global workforce through employment and job training services for adult, youth, older workers, and dislocated workers, enforces various laws and safety standards in the workplace and administers the Commonwealth’s programs for community service by young Pennsylvanians.
Main Office
Room 1700
7th and Forster Streets
Harrisburg, PA 17120
General Information (717) 787-5279
Website: www.dli.state.pa.us

Local Office of Bureau of Labor Law Compliance
1201 State Office Building
300 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1210
(412) 565-5300
Toll-free (877) 504-8354

PA Online Unemployment Compensation Application – file your application for unemployment compensation benefits online through the PA Dept. of Labor and Industry.

PA Human Relations Commission (PHRC) – enforces PA’s laws the prohibit discrimination because of race, color, religion, ancestry, age, sex, national original, non-job related disability, known association with a disabled individual, possession of a diploma based on passing a general education development test and familial state. Areas covered include employment, housing and commercial real estate, public accommodations, education, refusal or willingness to participate in abortion procedures and monitoring racial tension situations.
Pittsburgh Regional Office
11th Floor
State Office Building
300 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Voice (412) 565-5395
TT (412) 565-5711

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)– protection of workers by encouraging employers and employees to reduce workplace hazards and to implement safety and health programs, developing mandatory job safety and health standards which are enforced by worksite inspections, establishing training programs to increase competence of occupational safety and health programs and conducting research to develope innovative ways of dealing with workplace hazards.
Pittsburgh Area Office
Federal Building
Room 1428
1000 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4101
(412) 395-4903
Toll-free (800) 321-OSHA
Website: www.osha.gov

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – enforcement of laws prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 years of age and older), gender in compensation for substantially similar work under similar conditions, and disability in the private sector and state and local governments; prohibiting employment discrimination against federal employees with disabilities; and providing monetary damages in cases of intentional discrimination and clarifying provisions regarding disparate impact actions.
Pittsburgh Area Office
1001 Liberty Avenue
Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4187
Phone 412-781-7076
TTY 412-644-2720
Website: www.eeoc.gov

Lark Enterprises, Inc. – offers vocational rehabilitation services.
2725 Ellwood Road
New Castle, PA 16101
(724) 658-5676

YWCA Employment Training Service – assesses skills and interests to assist participants in selecting appropriate and satisfying employment, provides business community with qualified and work-ready applicants and provides on-going job coaching and problem resolution assistance.
YWCA Downtown Center
305 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222