February 8, 2019

Philadelphia Works and Community College of Philadelphia Open PA CareerLink® Philadelphia Resource Hub at Northeast Regional Center

Philadelphia Works and Community College of Philadelphia Open PA CareerLink® Philadelphia Resource Hub at Northeast Regional Center

Hub will provide access to job development programs and hyperlocal recruitment services for employers

NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA- Philadelphia Works today joined with leadership from the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) to formally cut the ribbon and open the new PA CareerLink® Philadelphia Resource Hub at the CCP Northeast Regional Center.  The new hub will serve as an access point to comprehensive services for both job seekers and employers located in Northeast Philadelphia.

“This new Hub will better serve our customers in the far Northeast,” said H. Patrick Clancy, president and CEO of Philadelphia Works. “Our goal is to connect both job seekers and employers in order to help fuel growth of our residents and businesses, while helping to align our services with Community College of Philadelphia programs. We are grateful for the opportunity to provide this critical service to our community.”

CareerLink Philadelphia- Northeast Resource Hub

The Hub features a fully-functioning computer lab with access to all digital services provided at a typical PA CareerLink® Philadelphia Center. There is also a full-time site administrator, who will be available for one-on-one job search assistance, resume development, or referral to more comprehensive services offered at other PA CareerLink® Philadelphia locations.  Regular workshops and other classroom-based instruction are planned for the coming months and will be facilitated by staff from one of the other four stand-alone PA CareerLink® Philadelphia centers.

Additionally, the new Hub will serve as a hyperlocal recruitment center for local employers. All PA CareerLink® Philadelphia locations regularly host pre-screening and on-site interview days for some of the largest, and smallest, employers in the city. The Job Resource Hub will provide a dedicated location for employers in Northeast Philadelphia to host recruitment events or tap interested job seekers in their neighborhood.

“We see this Job Resource Hub as another pillar in our commitment to serving the community,” said Dr. Donald Generals, president of Community College of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Works Board Member. “It is exciting for the Community College and Philadelphia Works to come together to address the need for coordinated workforce development efforts in Northeast Philadelphia.  We hope this new hub will benefit not only CCP students, but the entire Northeast Philadelphia community.

The opening of new PA CareerLink® Philadelphia location aligns with many of the recommendations outlined in the citywide workforce development strategy, Fueling Philadelphia’s Talent Engine, released last year. By expanding access to this resource, Philadelphia Works is helping more residents connect with free training and support services they need to enter, or re-enter, the workforce.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to connect motivated career seekers in Northeast Philadelphia with opportunities right in their own backyard, and beyond,” added Daniel Rivera, Community Workforce Connector at the PA CareerLink® Philadelphia Job Resource Hub. 

The PA CareerLink® Philadelphia Job Resource Hub is located in room 245 of the Community College of Philadelphia’s Northeast Regional Center on Townsend Road. The Hub is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Career Seekers can access the Hub at any time during operating hours.  Employers are encouraged to contact Daniel Rivera, drivera@pacareerlinkphl.org or 267-414-2130, to get more information on recruitment services or schedule a site visit.

About Philadelphia Works
Philadelphia Works is the city’s Workforce Development Board, investing in solutions and services to grow Philadelphia’s economy by connecting employers to workforce talent and career seekers to jobs. We influence the public policies that support economic growth, and optimize funding and resources to invest in regional solutions to build a skilled and thriving workforce. For more information about our dedicated board members and staff, workforce research, labor market data, services and initiatives, and to view success stories, please visit https://www.philaworks.org.

About Community College of Philadelphia
Community College of Philadelphia is the largest public institution of higher education in Philadelphia and the sixth largest in Pennsylvania. The College enrolls approximately 29,000 students annually and offers day, evening, and weekend classes, as well as classes online. Visit the College at www.ccp.edu. Follow us on Twitter. Like us on Facebook.


PHOTO CAPTIONS:

RIBBON CUTTING: Philadelphia Works and the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) today cut the ribbon on the new PA CareerLink® Philadelphia Job Resource Hub at CCP’s Northeast Regional Center.  Pictured: (Left to Right): Daniel Rivera, Community Workforce Connector, PA CareerLink® Philadelphia; Dr. Donald Generals, President, Community College of Philadelphia; H. Patrick Clancy, President and CEO, Philadelphia Works; and Carol de Fries, Vice President, Workforce and Economic Innovation, Community College of Philadelphia.

CLANCY: Philadelphia Works President and CEO, H. Patrick Clancy, addresses the audience at the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on the new PA CareerLink® Philadelphia Job Resource Hub at the Community College of Philadelphia Northeast Regional Center.  The Hub features a public computer lab and full-time Community Workforce Connector for one-on-one career counseling and employer services.