Director of Economic Mobility & Workforce Development The Office of Policy and Strategic Initiatives for Criminal Justice and Public Safety is currently working with the Department of Commerce, the Workforce Professionals Alliance, and other key stakeholders to better connect individuals who are highly at-risk for engaging in gun violence to job readiness opportunities and careers, with the goal of preventing and reducing gun violence. This work also supports re-entry efforts for individuals exiting jail or prison with the goal of reducing recidivism, and is part of a larger effort related to economic mobility for individuals who are highly at-risk for gun violence, which includes a focus on entrepreneurship and financial health.
The Director of Economic Mobility & Workforce Development will directly report to the Senior Director of CJPS and have dotted line reporting to the Philadelphia Department of Commerce. The Director will work directly with the Commerce Department’s Office of Workforce Development to coordinate joint efforts. The role will also support connections to adult literacy and entrepreneurship resources.
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