As Philadelphia's workforce development board, we fully understand the severity of the economic impact that COVID-19 is having on our global and local economies. Businesses and individuals are navigating their priorities regarding health, safety, and the ability to sustain themselves and their families during these uncertain times.
For Philadelphia Works, the health and safety of the communities that we serve each day is our top priority. We are continuously reviewing and responding to local, state, and federal recommendations to inform our response to the rapidly changing guidance and directives regarding COVID-19. Additionally, we are ensuring that our decisions and efforts are in alignment with the offices of Mayor James Kenney and Governor Tom Wolf.
While most of our workforce system staff are working in a remote capacity, they have remained committed to our mission of responding to business needs and increasing economic opportunity for all Philadelphia residents. With the full support of PA CareerLink® Philadelphia, Philadelphia Works has developed a Transitional Jobs Program that will enable us to pay 100% of the wages for 400 workers to assist in citywide food distribution and to support the District’s efforts to inventory and distribute over 100,000 pieces of computer equipment so students can participate in distance learning.
In this newsletter, you will find workforce information and resources from both us and our workforce system partners. We are all in this together! For both businesses and job seekers who are navigating the impact of COVID-19, we fully support you during this time. Please stay connected by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
-H. Patrick Clancy
President & CEO, Philadelphia Works, Inc.