Nearly 25% of Philadelphians remain in poverty…. We can fix this

Today, Philadelphia remains the poorest big city in the country. And although the new report found that the poverty rate had dipped slightly, and the number of people living in poverty has dropped, the improvement in the poverty rate merely makes up lost ground since the 2008 recession.

Let’s eliminate poverty across Philadelphia

Check out the op-ed in the Inquirer by Chamber CEO Rob Wonderling and Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council President Ryan Boyer about how we can create an inclusive prosperity for all neighborhoods in Philadelphia.

City Provides Support, Resources for Hahnemann and PES Employees

In light of the imminent closure of both Hahnemann University Hospital and Philadelphia Energy Solutions’ (PES) refinery in South Philadelphia, Philadelphia Works, Inc. and the City of Philadelphia are working to identify all available resources from our local workforce system in order to mitigate the impact for laid-off employees.