Author name: Dawn Thomas

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When To Apply for a Union Apprenticeship?

Just like colleges, many unions have deadlines to apply for their apprenticeship programs, so plan ahead! Use this chart to see the best month to apply for a Philadelphia union building trades apprenticeship.  Remember, an apprenticeship is a full-time job from day one. Most trades apprenticeships take 4-5 years and you receive raises until you …

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2022-2023 High Priority Occupation List

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Workforce System has established High Priority Occupations (HPOs) as one component of Pennsylvania’s industry-driven approach to workforce development. The purpose of the HPO lists is to align workforce training and education investments with occupations that are in demand by employers, have higher skill needs and are most likely to provide family-sustaining wages.

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Gentrification and Neighborhood Change in Philadelphia: Demographic and Labor Market Characteristics

Though the phenomenon of gentrification itself has been studied in great detail, little work has been done to truly understand how gentrification affects local labor markets. In particular, the emergence of new industries, changes in job quality, and shifts in worker commuting patterns are topics that remain largely unexplored. Focused on the city of Philadelphia, …

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Integrating Immigrant Talent: A Look at Philadelphia’s Foreign-Born Population

As the Workforce Development Board for Philadelphia, Philadelphia Works and the PA CareerLink® Philadelphia system administer and support programming that educates and trains our city’s residents. Individuals from all backgrounds are entitled to access these services, and we work with partners and stakeholders from various organizations to help reach diverse populations. This research brief provides …

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