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Partnership at Work

Partner4Work launched an ambitious campaign this year challenging the region to be a Partner4Work, to join us in the effort to help the region's 40,000 unemployed or underemployed get to work.

Here's a few of the ways you - our partners - stepped up to be a part of the 40,000 for 40,000 campaign in the last few weeks:

  • Following Pittsburgh Works Employer Talks! Construction, businesses PJ Dick Turnball, Arete Construction, Lane Construction and Generation Stone Work connected with 40 qualified job seekers interested in construction. Attending businesses not only were pleased with the pool of talent referred by partners one business owner, Aaron Tamasy of Arete Construction, said the group was "one of the best pools of talent I've seen in a long time."  One job seeker - referred from Trade Institute of Pittsburgh - has been hired by Generation Stone Work; two of the businesses expressed interest in accessing on-the-job training dollars for new hires; and a number of candidates continue to move through the hiring process.
  • Twelve organizations, serving in 19 locations, will help young people complete the Learn & Earn summer youth employment program application during the next six weeks; 25 community-based agencies will deliver the program to nearly 2,000 young people this summer.
  • PA CareerLink Pittsburgh/Allegheny County and the Energy Innovation Center partnered to expand the footprint of the public workforce system within the Hill District. CareerLink also has established a presence on the North Side in partnership with the Northshore Chamber of Commerce.
  • PHASE 4, PA Women Work, and Jewish Family and Children's Services partnered with CareerLInk to make services to dislocated workers more accessible; partnership with Goodwill and the Energy Innovation Center will expand access to services to more area businesses. 
  • Building on the success of the partnership with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh branches Downtown and on the North Side, CareerLink has expanded into the Braddock Carnegie Library. Partnership with libraries in McKeesport and Carrick are being explored.
  • CCAC kicked off the micro-credentials program to train more than 30 individuals in fields including patient care technicians, health care information technology and computer user network support.
  • Training to Work, an initiative aimed to help men and women in work release or home confinement connect with career training, has been widely received with nearly 30 percent of the two-year enrollment goal met in the first few weeks.
  • Regional technology firms connected with participants in the TechHire Pittsburgh coding boot camp; a similar match-meeting is planning for the quality assurance cohort this week.

This is an example of partnership at work to make a difference to the 40,000 individuals in the region who are unemployed or underemployed.  

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