Find, Grow, and Retain Talent


Philadelphia Works’ Business Engagement Team is here to assist businesses in identifying a variety of employment and training solutions to find, grow, and retain talent. At no cost to employers, our business solutions offer comprehensive services and strategic partnerships that diversify talent pipelines and support economic growth. Find talent. Grow talent. Retain talent.

To learn more about resources, services, and supports to help your business grow, contact our Business Engagement Team at [email protected] or call 215-854-1994 to connect with the Business Engagement Team.



On-the-Job Training (OJT) is an occupational skills training program that enables employers to hire and train new employees at their place of business while being reimbursed. This reimbursement assists employers with off-setting the costs of training. On the job training agreements are limited to the hiring and training of PA CareerLink® registered participants. Contact Us to Learn More.


Customized-Job-Training (CJT) is a classroom-based training service that helps an employer or employers train participants to meet certain job requirements. It is initiated with a commitment by the employer to hire an individual upon successful completion of the training program. The employer also agrees to pay a portion of the training costs. Contact Us to Learn More.


Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) is intended for employed workers with an established work history of six months or more. These employees may have the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed in their current position, however, to advance in the company or to avoid a layoff, may require additional training. Contact Us to Learn More.


With an apprenticeship program, your team is built from the ground up. From day one. Pre-Apprenticeships offer a combination of OJT and related classroom instruction. Learn More at ApprenticeshipPHL


a. Rapid Response is an early intervention service that assists workers and employers affected by layoffs, plant closures, or natural disasters. The goal of Rapid Response is to partner with employers to help affected workers get re-employed quickly.Contact Us to Learn More.


Industry partnerships bring together employers, workers and job training providers from a single industry to collaborate on improving the industry’s competitiveness and address common workers needs. Learn More About Industry Partnerships

Industry Workforce Partnership - SEPMA

60 companies form a partnership to maintain the competitive advantage in the manufacturing industry.

Learn About SEPMA


The Fair Chance Hiring Initiative (FCHI) was established to encourage businesses to provide previously incarcerated Philadelphians with meaningful employment opportunities.

The City of Philadelphia has a commitment to diversity, inclusion and a workforce that reflects the city’s population. Integrating returning citizens into the workforce is a key element of growing the region’s furthering the City of Philadelphia’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and a workforce that reflects the City’s population. Beginning in fiscal year 2018 (July 1st, 2017), an employer who fills a vacant position with one or more qualifying employees will become eligible for reimbursement after six months.