Bucks County EARN and WIOA Programs
The Berks County Employment, Advancement and Retention Network (EARN) program has been in operation since 2006. The programs serve the TANF and SNAP populations through case management, job readiness instruction, and job development.
The Bucks County Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) serves unemployed and underemployed individuals who meet eligibility criteria. In addition to assessments, a variety of job readiness workshops are offered. The EDSI Business Services unit contributes to this team by providing extensive employer services to businesses throughout Bucks County. On-the-Job Training is a wage reimbursement program provided to employers hiring individuals referred by PA CareerLink®. The employer interviews and selects a trainee, hires him/her, trains the hiree in the job, and is reimbursed up to 50% of the wages during the pre-determined training period – up to a maximum of $8,500.