Philadelphia Works, Mayor Nutter and Corporate Executives Issue Call to Action

Mayor and others urge businesses to join first-of-its-kind “Philadelphia Jobs Compact” to utilize public workforce system to fill jobs

PHILADELPHIA, PA (October 22, 2013)- Philadelphia Works, the city’s leading workforce development organization,   Mayor Michael A. Nutter, and business leaders from throughout the region announced 18 businesses plus the City of Philadelphia have signed the first-ever “Philadelphia Jobs Compact”, a partnership between Philadelphia Works and employers to utilize the public workforce system to fill open positions.  As part of the announcement, the Mayor and Philadelphia Works CEO Mark Edwards urged more companies and businesses to join in this new partnership and use the public workforce system.  Surrounded by more than 20 business leaders, including Philadelphia Works Board members and representatives from Mercy Health System, Bancroft, Temple Health, PECO and Comcast, executives signed the “Philadelphia Jobs Compact” and issued a call to action for others to use and further improve the public workforce system.  Below is a summary of coverage from the event:

Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia Daily News

CBS Philly.com

Newsworks/WHYY

Philadelphia Tribune