This Wednesday, Philadelphia Works, in collaboration with The Workplace, will launch a new job training program for long term unemployed residents of Philadelphia.
The “Platform to Employment” (P2E) Launch Event and business roundtable will be hosted at the PA CareerLink Northwest Philadelphia Center located at 5847 Germantown Avenue. Twenty-five long-term unemployed individuals will share personal stories of how they ended up enrolled in the program after going through unemployment for some time. They will also have the opportunity to engage with potential local employers about the challenges they have faced in returning to the workforce.
P2E, which began in Southwest Connecticut in 2011, combines a five-week job readiness training course with personal and family support services and financial counseling, all at no cost to the participant.