Our Commitment to WorkReady

For over a decade, the Chamber has been an enthusiastic employer partner for WorkReady, a citywide career readiness initiative managed by the Philadelphia Youth Network. WorkReady provides meaningful career exposure to our city’s in-school and out-of-school youth and young adults. Participants, who range from ages 14 – 21, complete a six-week internship with participating employers. This model provides a critical entry point to our city’s workforce.

Last summer, both through WorkReady and the Hub at PA CareerLink® West, we hired Darius Saxby, a high school senior who joined our team as an intern. We even […]

Fall 2016 Kick-Off of Diversity & Inclusion Series

The Chamber recognizes that diversity is an invaluable element of sustained business maturation and innovation. The Chamber’s Diversity and Inclusion initiatives operate in a framework centered on economic competitiveness and based upon three key focus areas the (workforce, workplace, and marketplace), while highlighting diverse employee populations that are historically unrepresented in the region.

With this in mind, the Chamber is excited to present this year’s Diversity & Inclusion series:

CEO Access Network

The purpose of the CEO Access Network (Network) is to create an informal network of relationships between large business CEO’s and minority entrepreneurs in order to drive business and create economic […]