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

Future-Proofing Work: Harnessing Local Brain Power

The Future Works Alliance wants to prove to the world that Philly is ready, open and planning for the world of automation. Here’s how you can help.

By Anne Gemmell

Guest Commentary: More Jobs, Less Violence

An emergency room doctor on the frontline of Philly’s homicide epidemic calls for a new approach to ending gun violence: Economic opportunity

By Kevin M. Baumlin