Allegheny County, the City of Pittsburgh and Partner4Work today announced that the Learn & Earn Summer Youth Employment Program is now accepting applications for this year’s program. Now it its fifth year, Learn & Earn annually connects young adults in Allegheny County and Pittsburgh with summer jobs and work-readiness training.
A redesigned Building and Construction Trades pre-apprenticeship program was announced today by the Builders Guild of Western Pennsylvania along with funding and program administration partners. “Introduction to the Construction Trades” fully prepares individuals to successfully enter the construction trades apprenticeship training programs in the region where they can develop a long-term, lucrative career.
On March 30, the Builders Guild of Western Pennsylvania, Peoples and CNX are hosting an event for those interested in careers in construction and allied industries.
Partner4Work (P4W) has released $8.5 million in funding opportunities for organizations that provide workforce services for adults, young adults, and dislocated workers in the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. P4W launched its request for proposals (RFP) process on Wednesday; proposals are due in February.
Partner4Work is soliciting proposals for the delivery of services under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I Adult and Dislocated Worker One-Stop programs, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Employment Advancement and Retention Network (EARN) program, and WIOA and TANF Youth Programs in the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.
Please note a change in times for the bidders' conferences and information about an optional tour of PA CareerLink® Downtown.
Partner4Work received awards from two community organizations, recognizing collaborative efforts to put job seekers on pathways to quality careers.
On December 4, representatives from Pittsburgh-area workforce development providers and community organizations attended a first-of-its kind event, presented by Partner4Work and the Pittsburgh Black Elected Officials Coalition, on connecting to the public workforce system.
Local workforce development boards, including Partner4Work, will serve as fiscal agents for up to $4.6 million in Next Generation Industry Partnership grants across the commonwealth through the PAsmart program.
Source: USA Today
The City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, and Partner4Work are thrilled to announce that the 2018 Learn & Earn summer youth employment program was able to offer summer jobs to all 2,341 eligible applicants this year, many in high-demand sectors. By partnering with 26 community-based providers this year, Learn & Earn paired 100 more young adults with jobs this summer than in 2017.
The U.S. Department of Labor awarded Partner4Work, other partner cities of Midwest Urban Strategies, and other western PA workforce boards nearly $8 million in Trade and Economic Transition Dislocated Worker grant funding to help mature dislocated workers reconnect with employment in growth occupations and industries.
Earl Buford, chief executive officer, talks with the Pittsburgh Business Times about the future at Partner4Work.
In the second quarter of 2018, approximately 41 percent of all jobs posted online in the Pittsburgh Metro region were considered hard to fill. Between April and June, it took regional employers longer to fill some 26,000 open positions compared to the national average for those same occupations. So, why are employers finding it hard to fill these jobs?
Allegheny County, the City of Pittsburgh and Partner4Work today celebrated the start of the 2018 Learn & Earn summer youth employment program at the Best Buy Teen Tech Center.
PITTSBURGH (June 1, 2018) — The Partner4Work Board of Directors’ today joined 12 urban workforce boards in an unprecedented consortium to drive regional economic growth, bring resources to Southwestern PA, and connect people with opportunity. Called Midwest Urban Strategies (MUS), the consortium is the first of its kind made up of workforce development boards and the U.S. Department of Labor.
Nationally, more than 20 percent of workers hold an occupational license. Compared to their unlicensed counterparts who work in the same field, licensed workers hold jobs longer, have fewer part-time jobs, and are less likely to be unemployed. Many of the job training programs in which Partner4Work invests are working to ease the burden of obtaining an occupational license for people determined to advance their careers and improve their earnings, but who don’t have access to the opportunity.