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Aug 05, 2022 53 days ago

Checking In On The State Of The Philadelphia Labor Market

The labor market of the past 30 months has been more varied than any other time in recent memory. Unemployment rates swung from record lows to record highs in weeks, and then quickly fell back. Some industries that were well prepared to adjust to the pandemic economy have thrived, while others have struggled with labor shortages and supply chain issues. In recent months, inflation concerns, along with the stubborn continuation of COVID-19, have continued to weigh on the minds of economists and employers.

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Jun 21, 2022 3 months ago

Welcoming Three New UCD Board Members

We are pleased to announce three new members to our University City District board of directors, which is comprised of community, business, institutional, and non-profit leaders from within University City. The new additions to the board are: David Beaupré, Vice President for Finance & Administration and Treasurer at St. Joseph's University; Tracy S.

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Jun 10, 2022 3 months ago

UCD Data Digest: The Steady Return of Pedestrian Traffic in University City

With summer rapidly approaching, students are heading home for a few months' break, and many of us who work in University City offices are settling into new hybrid work schedules. This has an impact on how we get around the neighborhood, so this month we are revisiting our transit recovery statistics. 

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Visitors enjoying Baltimore Avenue
Jun 09, 2022 3 months ago

How to Conquer the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll

Since its debut in 2010, the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll has grown into a hugely popular event. Neighbors and Philadelphians from around the city convene on Baltimore Avenue to enjoy deals from local businesses, plus live music, free activities for kids, and a chance to experience one of our favorite commercial corridors in West Philadelphia.

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Oct 22, 2021 11 months ago

Get Hired During the West Philly Restaurant Job Fair

University City District is working with local restaurants to offer $100 signing bonuses (some conditions apply) and, in some cases, on-the-spot interviews for candidates interested in front-and-back-of-house positions. The application for this event has closed. If you are interested in applying for positions with local restaurant employers, you may reach out to them directly. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

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Mar 16, 2021 18 months ago

Looking Back at the Labor Market One Year into the COVID Lockdown

This week marks a full year since the COVID-19 lockdown began.  Early on in the quarantine period, UCD began a long-term examination of how the lockdown would impact the labor market in the Philadelphia region.

 

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Jul 30, 2020 2 years ago

Labor Market Report for July 31st, 2020

Every week, we will be publishing labor market industry (LMI) data and important trends to consider in the development of an equitable economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. We are always looking for opportunities to learn, grow, and collaborate. Email [email protected] to learn more.

 

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Nov 30, 2017 4 years ago

Spreading Cheer and Combating Homelessness with a Holiday Pop-Up at The Porch

The Porch at 30th Street Station is about to get a lot more festive thanks to a new "Spread Holiday Cheer" campaign, a collaboration with Project HOME and Schmear It. For three weeks in December, from the 4th through the 22nd, UCD is hosting a special, holiday pop-up in the center of The Porch at 30th Street. The pop-up will enliven UCD's flagship public space while contributing to the fight against homelessness in Philadelphia.

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Jun 26, 2017 5 years ago

Food Trucks at The Porch July Lineup

July is a great time to enjoy The Porch! Starting Wednesday July 5th, we'll welcome two food trucks each weekday to serve lunch at The Porch at 30th. Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11:30 am to 2 pm. Also, stop by for breakfast Thursdays beginning at 7 am! See the full lineup below, and make sure to follow The Porch on Twitter and Facebook for any changes.

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May 23, 2017 5 years ago

Food Trucks at The Porch June Lineup

June is a great time to enjoy The Porch! All month long we'll welcome two food trucks each weekday to serve lunch at The Porch at 30th. Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11:30 am to 2 pm. Also, stop by for breakfast on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 7 am! See the full lineup below, and make sure to follow The Porch on Twitter and Facebook for any changes.

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