“[Green City Works has] committed to offering employees good wages, full-time positions, and advancement opportunities.”
- Matt Bergheiser, President, University City District in The Philadelphia Inquirer

 

“UCD is building career pipelines to jobs that are in demand in the neighborhood.”
-Philadelphia Business Journal

 

“Locally, programs like the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative are helping businesses and labor adapt to the new economy, training and connecting unemployed residents to jobs in the health-care and IT sectors.”
-philly.com

 

“The percentage of [WPSI participants] finding jobs has climbed steadily over the last five years to about 95 percent, and demand from potential employers now exceeds the supply of workers the program can offer.”
-The New York Times

 

“After her speech, [Federal Reserve Chair] Yellen met in a roundtable with training participants and graduates at the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative, a program that connects local residents with job opportunities in the area.”
-Bloomberg

 


 

WPSI News Feed:

WPSI In the News

University City District bulks up West Philadelphia jobs program

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Originally published at Philadelphia Business Journal


University City District bulks up West Philadelphia jobs program

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West Philly Skills Initiative Continues To Make A Significant Difference

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Originally published by University City Review


West Philly Skills Initiative Continues To Make A Significant Difference

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Fed's Yellen Talks About Labor Market, Job Training

Monday, June 6, 2016

Originally published at Bloomberg


Fed's Yellen Talks About Labor Market, Job Training

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Janet Yellen Speech Indicates Fed Will Rethink Interest-Rate Plans

Monday, June 6, 2016

Originally Published in the New York Times


Janet Yellen Speech Indicates Fed Will Rethink Interest-Rate Plans

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Commentary: Match promise of IT with city job growth

Friday, April 29, 2016

Originall published at philly.com


Commentary: Match promise of IT with city job growth

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