Worker Training Funds

Looking to Hire and/or Retain Skilled Employees?

Philadelphia Works invests federal funds to provide on-the-job or classroom training for prospective employees for qualifying businesses. Our job training services include:

On the Job Training: Training you provide for a period of time to increase productivity and skills of newly hired workers. Download OJT fact sheet for more information. Learn how OJT helped Amity Care train new employees.

Customized Job Training: Training tailored specifically to meet the needs of employers who agree to hire workers after they receive skills training.  Contact us to learn if your business qualifies.

Training For Your Current Employees

Commonwealth Funds: Philadelphia Works has access to funding from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to help area businesses upgrade the skills of current workers. We can help you learn if you qualify. 

WEDnetPA: Community College of Philadelphia announces the availability of WEDnetPA funding for employers. This funding provides free basic skills training and information technology training for both new hires and already employed workers. Interested companies can learn more on the WEDnetPA website or they can contact Ayanna Washington at 215-496-6155 or

Literacy, Language and Computer Skills in the Workplace: Through partnerships with local organizations, employees can receive workforce literacy services such as English as a Second Language (ESL) and basic reading, math, and computer skills.

Learn more about how these services can help your business grow: Employer services line: 800-892-2288 or