June 2, 2022

Wolf Administration Visits Philadelphia to Support Workforce Development Within Region’s Hotel and Restaurant Industries

Wolf Administration Visits Philadelphia to Support Workforce Development Within Region’s Hotel and Restaurant Industries

Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier today visited the Philadelphia OIC, a workforce development and job-training center with a decades-long history of preparing Philadelphians for advancement into family-sustaining careers.

The OIC is one of many partners in the Philadelphia Region Hospitality and Entertainment Industry Partnership to invest in the region’s hotel and restaurant workforce – a project supported by the Wolf Administration’s PAsmart initiative.

The partnership was recently awarded a $175,000 Industry Partnership grant from L&I and will use its grant funding for various activities related to workforce development, including training, recruiting, marketing, supportive services, and contracting. Statewide, the department awarded nearly $4.8 million to 26 industry partnerships with innovative plans to meet local and regional workforce needs.