Partner4Work launched an ambitious campaign late last month 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.
- Pittsburgh Works held an Employer Talks! event, setting the stage for candid conversation with AM-Gard, Brinks and Loomis. These hiring businesses educated more than 25 workforce development professionals on their hiring needs and what it takes to get job seekers hired! In a subsequent hiring event, four community-based agencies referred qualified job seekers to hiring managers. Some of these job seekers were offered jobs on the spot.
- PA CareerLink® Pittsburgh/Allegheny County hosted a job matching event connecting 250 qualified job seekers with more than 15 businesses with immediate hiring needs including Allegheny County, the City of Pittsburgh, Arete Constructions, and others.
- Rivers Agile and Mined Minds led training courses to prepare trainees for careers as web developers or quality assurance analysts as a part of the TechHire Pittsburgh initiative.
- Mentors from IBM Pittsburgh connected with TechHire trainees; Girl Develop It Pittsburgh stepped up to help trainees meet and network with tech professionals.
- TechHire trainees attended meet-up groups and connected with established tech professionals.
- More than 120 job seekers took the time to share their stories from the field, to talk to us about their struggles and challenges in connecting with the workforce.
- CCAC kicked off enrollment for micro-credentials job training, seeking to connect job seekers with the training needed to get to work in health information technology, patient care, and computer user network support.
- Eight unions and representatives from the trades educated representatives from 14 community agencies about their hiring and training needs.
- 18,000 visitors sought more information about the organization through the Partner4Work website and social media channels.
- Five Pittsburgh area press outlets shared the 40K for 40K campaign.
This is just the beginning. No matter who you are, no matter what you do, you can be a Partner4Work. Join the effort.
Help us get 40,000 people on the path to a bright tomorrow. Here's how you can connect today.
Let's get to work.
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.