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Business Solutions

Philadelphia Works’ Business Engagement Team is here to assist businesses in identifying a variety of employment and training solutions to grow and retain talent. At no cost to employers, our business solutions offer comprehensive services and strategic partnerships that diversify talent pipelines and support economic growth.

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On-the-Job Training

On-the-Job Training (OJT) is an occupational skills training program that enables employers to hire and train new employees at their place of business while being reimbursed. This reimbursement assists employers with off-setting the costs of training. On the job training agreements are limited to the hiring and training of PA CareerLink® registered participants.

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Customized-Job-Training (CJT) is a classroom-based training service that helps an employer or employers train participants to meet certain job requirements. It is initiated with a commitment by the employer to hire an individual upon successful completion of the training program. The employer also agrees to pay a portion of the training costs.

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Incumbent Worker Training

Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) is intended for employed workers with an established work history of six months or more. These employees may have the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed in their current position, however, to advance in the company or to avoid a layoff, may require additional training.

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Apprenticeship + Pre-Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships are employer-driven programs that train employees for a specific occupation through on the job learning and related instruction. ApprenticeshipPHL is here to help you build your own talent development pipeline or connect to an existing apprenticeship program.

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Lay-Off Aversion

Rapid Response is an early intervention service that assists workers and employers affected by layoffs, plant closures, or natural disasters. The goal of Rapid Response is to partner with employers to help affected workers get re-employed quickly.

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Industry Partnerships

Industry Partnerships bring together employers, workers and job training providers from a single industry to collaborate on improving the industry’s competitiveness and address common workers needs.

Talk to a Business Engagement Representative today!

To learn more about resources, services, and supports to help your business grow, contact our Business Engagement Team at [email protected] or call 215-854-1994 to connect with the Business Engagement Team.

Data that works for you

Learn about the latest labor market trends to make informed decisions (training, hiring, pipeline development, apprenticeship) for your business and/or industry.

Hire + Recruit

Through the Pennsylvania CareerLink® Philadelphia system, which Philadelphia Works funds and manages, local and regional businesses can: access an online candidate pool, post free listings for job openings and attend hiring events, pre-screen job candidates for eligibility requirements.

Fair Chance Hiring Resources

The Fair Chance Hiring Initiative (FCHI) was established to encourage businesses to provide previously incarcerated Philadelphians with meaningful employment opportunities.
The City of Philadelphia has a commitment to diversity, inclusion and a workforce that reflects the city’s population. Integrating returning citizens into the workforce is a key element of growing the region’s furthering the City of Philadelphia’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and a workforce that reflects the City’s population. Beginning in fiscal year 2018 (July 1st, 2017), an employer who fills a vacant position with one or more qualifying employees will become eligible for reimbursement after six months.

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