Fighting Poverty With Jobs

Camden-based Hopeworks is expanding its job training and placement mission with an eye to fighting regional poverty, hundreds of jobs at a time

By Courtney DuChene

Future-Proofing Work: Can The Future Still Be Female?

Covid has wreaked havoc on women’s careers—but it doesn’t have to stay that way. Join Future Works Alliance and The Citizen for an event next week on where to go from here

By Anne Gemmell

Guest Commentary: Accelerating Inclusive Recovery

Philadelphians were already financially strapped before the pandemic hit. The Chamber of Commerce CEO says it’s time for a public-private recovery plan to put people back to work

By Rob Wonderling

Can Free Cash Solve Philly’s Poverty Problem?

More than 30 cities, including ours, have signed on to give unrestricted cash payments to some residents this year. Is this a progressive fad or the way to really fix what ails us?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

STEM Jobs For All

A small new Science Center program trains overlooked Philadelphians for careers in our city’s burgeoning life sciences industry. Its mission: carving out a path to high-paying, in-demand jobs

By Jessica Blatt Press

Future-Proofing Work: Kenney’s Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity

A local futurist—and former City official—on how the mayor could make his next budget a legacy of vision, equity and modernization. Hint: Start at zero.

By Anne Gemmell

Unlikely Bedfellows

A chain of local medical marijuana dispensaries has teamed up with the Urban League to secure rights—and jobs—for would-be workers denied employment due to previous cannabis-related convictions

By Courtney DuChene

A Jobs Bonanza for Black Philadelphians?

Philly 3.0’s engagement director on why the City should use building more buildings as a fount of jobs and tax money

By Jon Geeting