Workforce Assessment

Working Together to Provide Resources for Recruitment and Training

Debi Balog
Workforce Development Director

As an employer, you know that to remain competitive in today’s market, upgrading the skills of your workforce is an ongoing process and critical to your business success. With funding for training decreasing significantly and the cost of employee recruitment rising, “going it alone” can be costly and a major undertaking for one company.

In an effort to provide quality training and recruitment programs at an affordable cost, JARI is asking you to complete a workforce assessment to help identify training priorities and recruitment needs.

Your input is key to planning and offering relevant programs. Please return the assessment to Suzanne via email at or by fax at (814) 535-8677 by January 4, 2015. Company specific information is confidential; results will be compiled in a summary format.

If you have any questions, please contact Debi Balog at (814) 262-8366 or . Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the assessment.

Click here for the assessment.

Upcoming Vision 2025 Public Visioning Sessions

Upcoming Vision 2025
Public Visioning Sessions

Strong Sense of

5:30pm; 01/19/2016
JWFI Training Room
84 Iron St.

Vibrant and Open Local
5:30pm; 01/21/2016
Feeder Canal Building
647 Main St.

5:30pm; 01/26/2015
JAHA Heritage Discovery Center
201 6th Ave

Morning Session:
10:00am; 01/28/2015
JAHA Heritage Discovery Center
201 6th Ave


Lunch & Learn: Payroll Taxes


Lunch & Learn:
Payroll Taxes
(What All Small Businesses Need to Know)
Thursday, Nov. 19

12 PM – 1:15 PM

JARI Center for Business Development
160 Jari Drive in Richland

Click here to view the flyer and registration.

Patti Hudson, certified public accountant for Wessel & Company, will lead the presentation, educating participants about submission of payroll taxes, payroll returns, pre-tax payroll deductions and gross to net payroll tax withholdings and rates.


The cost to register is $5 per person, and lunch will be provided. To register please return the attached registration form, visit and click on the calendar to access the registration forms, or contact Suzanne Grove at . Please register by Tuesday, Nov. 17. No shows and cancellations on the day of the event will be billed.


Join the Vision 2025

We have studied, talked, listened, and asked what we as a community can do to move Johnstown forward. Together, we have created Vision 2025. You are invited to review its findings, learn of next steps and how our community can take them together.

Click below to learn more.

You can also follow updates on the Vision 2025 Facebook page.

Vision 2025