March 27, 2020

The following area businesses, many of whom have been deemed essential to continue operations for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic,  have announced that they are hiring workers.

7 Eleven – hiring store personnel

Acme Markets – hiring store personnel

Aldi – hiring store personnel

Amazon – hiring various positions

ConnectRN – hiring nurses, certified nursing assistants

CVS – hiring various positions

Fresh Grocer – hiring s...

March 26, 2020

First Step continues to move forward with putting Philadelphia’s most vulnerable citizens (homeless men & women, returning citizens & veterans) to work. We know that in this moment, our focus on providing essential income to the city’s most vulnerable, is more important than ever. 

1952 E. Allegheny Ave. Suite 500. Philadelphia PA 19134.
(Intake hours: 9am-11am) 

Please Bring 2 forms of ID and be prepared for a 5-panel dr...

March 12, 2020

Securing the Roots is a 6-month fellowship to expand the fundraising/resource generating capacity for community-based organizations in and around Philadelphia with budgets up to $1 million.  

  • This program is free. There is NO cost to the individual or organization.

  • Participants receive a stipend of $2,500 plus additional accessibility support as desired (childcare funds, transportation, translation or interpretati...

February 3, 2020

The Energy Coordinating Agency is recruiting for two training programs that are funded through PA CareerLink® Philadelphia.  Fast-track eligibility review/registration/enrollment is happening at ECA Info Sessions Feb 6 &13.  Returning citizens are one focus of outreach and a reentry specialist from PA CareerLink® Philadelphia will be on-site to assist. 

WIOA Registration Checklist

  1. Date of Birth (ex: driver’s licens...

January 21, 2020

The Facilities Technician’s role is to ensure that Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site’s facilities are safe, operational, well maintained, and suitable for all visitors and ESPHS staff. The Facilities Technician reports to the Facilities Maintenance Manager.


  • Waste/Recycling – ensure site trash cans are emptied at regular intervals

  • Landscaping – ensure greenery on site is maintained • Snow/Ice...

January 21, 2020

Philadelphia’s Rebuild program has just announced this new pathway to union building trades apprenticeships that requires an online application by Feb 7th.  See details below.

The Rebuild program is cultivating a pre-screened, vetted applicant pool that Rebuild can draw from when construction job openings on Rebuild sites emerge.  

This program offers:

  • Accelerated placement with union contractors and/or union apprenticeships


January 10, 2020

The Drexel University Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice is currently seeking applicants for our 9-week Community Health Worker Peer (CHWP)/Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Training Academy. This program, sponsored by a grant from the Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime, is designed to train men, ages 18-30, who have lived experience of violence to become Community Health Workers / Certified Peer Specialist...

January 10, 2020

PowerCorpsPHL is a 4 to 18-month paid workforce development program that uses environmental service as a vehicle to teach career and technical skills. The deadline for this program has been extended to the 24th of January.

Earn $1,340 per month (before taxes), while you sharpen your skills and make a difference in your community. Young people with criminal records are encouraged to apply.

Find the application here http://powerc...

January 3, 2020

This is the time of year that many building trades apprenticeship programs accept new applications.

The Plumbers, Steamfitters and Boilermaker’s and Carpenters Unions are all accepting applications, some only for a limited time in January 2020.  See information and links below to encourage returning citizens to apply.

Local 690 Plumbers Union: Monday through Friday, January 6-10, 13-17, 2020 from 8am - 4pm.  


December 20, 2019

Openings in the Transitional Employment Program

The Philadelphia Furniture Bank has several openings in our Transitional Employment Program. These are paid, part-time opportunities for people who have been out of the workforce for several reasons and need extra support in transitioning back to work. If you have clients that might benefit please email your contact information and their resume to PFB Director Tom Maroon

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