April 16, 2015 – Philadelphia, PA | David Donald, PeopleShare Co-Founder, joined Mayor Michael Nutter in the grand opening ceremony of Philadelphia’s newest CareerLink. As a long time member of the Philadelphia Works Board, David was instrumental in getting the new, state-of-art, CareerLink off the ground. “I am thrilled to see the innovation and technology that will help Philadelphians get jobs. Our goal was to create a public workforce system that will be regarded as the best in the country”, David said.

Philadelphia Works Opens New, Integrated PA CareerLink® Center

Center City location is the first of four integrated centers to open across the city, implementing the “No Wrong Door” service delivery model

Philadelphia Works, the city’s lead workforce development organization, today joined with Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Acting Secretary Kathy Manderino to officially open the first-of-its-kind, new integrated PA CareerLink® center at 1617 JFK Boulevard in Philadelphia.  For the first time, Philadelphia job seekers and employers will receive services in the same center. This location is the first of four integrated PA CareerLink® centers that will open in convenient locations across Philadelphia during 2015 under the “No Wrong Door” model of workforce service delivery.

“The ‘No Wrong Door’ model ensures high-quality services for all Philadelphia residents,” said Mayor Michael Nutter.  “As a city, we can and should be doing more to integrate and modernize our workforce development system to respond to the needs of a 21st century job market.  This new center is designed to respond to both residents’ and employers’ needs, and I commend Philadelphia Works for leading the charge to make our city a national leader in public workforce development.”

More information on the “No Wrong Door” model, including a fact sheet and timeline, can be found on the Philadelphia Works’ website at http://www.philaworks.org/service-providers-educators/no-wrong-door.

Job seekers can find new workshop schedules, hot jobs and other resources at http://www.philaworks.org/career-link/home.

Source: Philadelphia Works Press Release, April 16, 2015, Alex Styer, Bellevue Communications Group