Mystery Shopper: Is it as easy to read and work in Philly as it should be?
Our mystery shoppers go online to get a library card and working papers for summer. How simple was it?
Philly Under Fire Episode 4: “A Fresh 24”
Episode four of The Philadelphia Citizen’s podcast exploring stories and solutions from the front lines of Philly’s gun violence epidemic looks at the power of meaningful jobs in curbing violence.
Future-Proofing Work: Rethinking Remote
As FutureWorks Alliance PHL’s founder testified at City Council Tuesday, remote work for City employees is not one-size-fits-all. Here’s how to plan for a technological future that’s smart and equitable.
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
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
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
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?
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