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Workforce & Business Development

For Job Seekers

O*NET OnLine
Find detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!

Career Guide
Explore, Discover, Learn, Prepare, and Achieve your career with this Career Guide by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry.

Job Market Explorer
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Job Explorer can help you analyze local occupations based on education, wage, and occupation type criteria.

Training Providers
Find an institution where you can receive further skills training for your career. Information is updated on the 1st of every month.

United Way 211
PA 2-1-1 Southwest is a free resource and information hub that can help connect you with community, health, and disaster services online or on a 24/7 confidential phone line.

Legal Action Center
The Legal Action Center fights discrimination against people with AIDS, criminal records, and histories of addiction.


For Employees & Organizations

Best Practice Standards: The Proper Use of Criminal Records in Hiring
This guide assists employers in establishing and enacting best practices for complying with EEOC guidelines concerning the consideration/use of criminal records in the hiring process.

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit
This credit is available to employers who hire individuals from specifically-designated, targeted groups.

The Federal Bonding Program
This is a free bond offered by the federal government to guarantee honesty for “at-risk” hard-to-place job seekers.


SPARC Resources

Neighborhood Legal Services Association (NLSA)
NLSA provides free “civil” legal services to low income individuals and families.


Allegheny County
928 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3757

Phone: (412) 255-6700
Toll Free: (866) 761-6572
Fax: (412) 355-0168
Telephone Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Beaver County
Stone Point Landing, Suite 204A
500 Market Street
Bridgewater, PA 15009

Phone: (724) 378-0595
Fax: (724) 378-9795
Telephone Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Lawrence County
Department of Court Records
125 East North Street
Suite 329 – Temple Building
New Castle, PA 16101-3751

Phone: (724) 658-2677
Fax: (724) 658-5994
Telephone Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Court Records

Allegheny County Court
Kate Barkman, Director & Eric Feder, Deputy Director

City-County Building
414 Grant Street, First Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Beaver County Court
Court of Common Pleas
810 Third Street
Beaver, PA 15009

Phone: 724-770-4590 or 724-770-4700
Fax: 724-728-8853

Westmoreland County Court
Westmoreland County Court
2 N Main Street, Room M3
Greensburg, PA 15601

Phone: (724) 830-3828

Online – PA State Police Criminal Records Check

Request for Criminal Record Check-PA Form(Paper form)
Download the Criminal History Request Form – SP4-164

Mail to:
Pennsylvania State Police
Central Repository-164
1800 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9758
Payable to: “Commonwealth of Pennsylvania”

Note: Do not send Cash – must obtain money order ($10) for Notarized Copy ($15)

National HIRE Network
Find resources on Helping Individuals with criminal records Re-enter through Employment (H.I.R.E).


Housing Counseling

For Potential Homeowners

Prevent Loan Scams
Find information about loan scams and how to prevent them from happening to you.

Common Questions
First-time homeowners may find the answers to some of their questions on this website.

For Your Protection: Get a Home Inspection
All potential homebuyers are strongly encouraged to get a home inspection before purchasing a home.


For Housing Counseling Agencies

HUD Office of Housing Counseling Q&A
Find answers to your questions about partnering with an intermediary.

HUD Office of Housing Counseling FAQs
Interested in working with HUD? Find information on this website.

Housing Counseling Capacity Building Toolkit
Find helpful resources for Housing Counseling Agencies seeking to improve or expand their services.

Office of Housing Counseling Training Calendar
Agencies interested in staff training opportunities can check out HUD’s current training and outreach events.


Housing & Real Estate Development

For a list of MVI’s available apartments, please contact NDC Management Company:

Don Harris, Management Agent
633 Corey Avenue
Braddock, PA 15104

Phone: 412-271-1300

MVI Properties for Sale and for Rent


Community Outreach

Allegheny County Councils of Government

See what the Local Government Academy has to offer

PA’s Health and Human Resource Guide

Borough Websites

Braddock Borough

Charleroi Borough

Downtown West Newton, Inc.

East Pittsburgh Borough

Homestead Borough (West Homestead, Munhall)

West Homestead Borough

Munhall Borough

City of Monessen

The Borough of Rankin

The Borough of Swissvale

Coming soon: Turtle Creek Borough

Enterprise Zone Websites

Steel Valley Enterprise Zone

The Enterprise Zone Corporation of Braddock

The Pittsburgh Technology Zone

The Mid Mon Valley Regional Enterprise Zone