Focus on Employment

DHS is increasing employment opportunities for the people we serve. We have an “Employment First” focus which means we are:

  • Improving interdepartmental collaboration. We’re working with several state agencies to ensure we’re best serving the employment needs of Pennsylvanians.
  • Providing career training to youth transitioning from the juvenile justice system.
  • Applying performance-based contracts, leading to more job placements for recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
  • Implementing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to enhance the employment and training opportunities for the people DHS serves.