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Philadelphia Apprentice Network wants to create 500 local apprenticeships by 2025

Jul. 28, 2021 3:16 pm

Philadelphia Apprentice Network wants to create 500 local apprenticeships by 2025

For now, details on execution are scarce, but the new collaboration will prioritize sharing best practices. Partners include Aon, Accenture, Philadelphia Works and CCP.
PropelPHL wants to be the digital hub for local jobseekers, employers and training programs

Jul. 22, 2021 12:00 pm

PropelPHL wants to be the digital hub for local jobseekers, employers and training programs

The City Council-backed jobs board aims to make it easier to find employment in the Greater Philadelphia region, from hospitality to software development, as well as educational programs if you're looking to level up.
New unemployment system issues? Philadelphia Legal Assistance offers help

Jul. 20, 2021 10:07 am

New unemployment system issues? Philadelphia Legal Assistance offers help

Pennsylvania replaced a 40-year-old unemployment filing system last month. The new one enables weekly filing, along with other upgrades, and there are resources available to help you learn how to navigate it.
Resource Roundup: Missing a sense of community? Indy Hall is hosting summer camp

Jul. 19, 2021 7:10 am

Resource Roundup: Missing a sense of community? Indy Hall is hosting summer camp

Plus, a workforce portal, and a way for teens and young adults to gain skills in "citizen diplomacy" and STEM entrepreneurship.
Employee ownership is a part of stakeholder capitalism. Here’s the case for it as a tool to lessen the racial wealth gap

Jul. 15, 2021 2:07 pm

Employee ownership is a part of stakeholder capitalism. Here’s the case for it as a tool to lessen the racial wealth gap

ESOPs, or employee stock ownership plans, are like 401k plans for employees — but with more benefits. They're also touted as a way to boost workers' wealth.
‘Burbs-born film producer Mike Jackson left to find opportunity in LA. But don’t blame Philly, he says

Jul. 13, 2021 4:45 pm

‘Burbs-born film producer Mike Jackson left to find opportunity in LA. But don’t blame Philly, he says

The Wynnewood and Lower Merion native headed to Los Angeles 20 years ago and has built a successful career in entertainment alongside the likes of business partner John Legend. He's kept Philadelphia close to his heart — and work.
Meet 5 Philly startups that showcased at the Well City Expo

Jul. 9, 2021 11:32 am

Meet 5 Philly startups that showcased at the Well City Expo

At Wednesday's virtual event, women of color founders talked about their work to improve health and wellness throughout the city. Hey, Auntie! won the $50K prize to close out the incubator from the Economy League and Independence Blue Cross.
This Philly biz leader wants to help Black small businesses with a new accelerator

Jul. 8, 2021 4:54 pm

This Philly biz leader wants to help Black small businesses with a new accelerator

Donavan West is drawing on years of advising experience to build the new program. "As a community, we are the actual stimulus," he said.
5 ways the City of Philadelphia can better support broadband access for its residents

Jul. 6, 2021 11:50 am

5 ways the City of Philadelphia can better support broadband access for its residents

Four members of the Technical.ly community shared ways in which they believe Philly can make progress on closing the digital divide. Among the recommendations: public Wi-Fi, transparency and mobile optimization.
A lack of broadband access can limit professional opportunities, report says

Jun. 30, 2021 3:41 pm

A lack of broadband access can limit professional opportunities, report says

The Federal Reserve of Philadelphia looked at labor participation gaps between people with and without broadband access around the country. "When we’re talking about broadband access, we're [also] talking about racial equality," said coauthor Alvaro Sanchez.

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