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40K for 40K NewsMar 8, 2017

How can you connect with 40K for 40K?

It's been a little over a month since Partner4Work launched the 40K for 40K campaign to help the region's unemployed or underemployed get to work.

Employers have connected with talent; job seekers have connected with partner organizations; the media has taken notice; and many have sought to get involved with the effort. Read more about the progress at What's new with the 40K for 40K campaign.

But there's much yet to do. No matter who you are or what you do, you are a Partner4Work. Here's how you can get involved.

If you are a business owner or represent a company:

Let us help you pay for a new hire! Financial incentives are available to help area businesses hire and train new employees, including veterans. We can even help design a training outline and find qualified job seekers with the right attitude and aptitude for your workplace. Contact Ida Ford to connect with this program. 

Invest in a young adult. We need employers to help us deliver Learn and Earn 2017, the 6-week summer youth employment program delivered jointly by Allegheny County, the City of Pittsburgh, and Partner4Work. For a $2,000 contribution, a motivated and eager young person, between the ages of 17 and 21, will work at your organization for as many as 120 hours this summer. We take care of the paperwork, make the match, and handle payroll, you reap the reward. Contact Laura Saulle to connect to Learn and Earn.

Meet, mentor, hire. If you work in IT or have a tech-related job in any field, we need you to meet, mentor and ultimately hire TechHire Pittsburgh trainees. The 30+  men and women of diverse backgrounds are training with tech firms Mined Minds and Rivers Agile Solutions for coding and quality assurance. They're looking to learn from people in the field. They're looking for opportunity when the training concludes. Can't you help? Contact Rebecca Young to connect to TechHHire Pittsburgh.

If you're a job seeker:

Help is available. Resources are available to help City of Pittsburgh residents connect with training or careers right now. A team of career counselors with a menu of services for job seekers are ready to connect job seekers with training, workshops, and career opportunities. Contact PA CareerLink® Pittsburgh/Allegheny or visit its Downtown offices at 304 Wood Street to learn more and get to work!

Work with us! We're looking for help to deliver Learn and Earn and community partnerships. Visit our Career Opportunities page.

If you're a non-profit:

Partner with us. There is no shortage of ways to connect.

Be our Quick Train for Jobs partner. We have money to help you start a short-term, employer-driven occupational skills training program.

Help us give returning citizens a second chance. We have seed funding for community housing initiatives similar to Delancey Street in California and Greystone in New York to help transition people leaving work release programs to independent living. 

Pledge to make a difference. Tell us how you Partner4Work.

About Partner4Work

Nationally recognized for innovation, Partner4Work delivers workforce solutions for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County to ensure the current and future needs of businesses and job seekers are met. As stewards of more than $20 million in public and private workforce funds, Partner4Work oversees and funds workforce programs for adults, dislocated workers and youth; educates the community through robust labor market analytics; and implements innovative solutions to the region's systemic workforce challenges. Partner4Work bridges the gap between people looking for work and companies in need of talent. More information is available at www.partner4work.org.