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Philly Community Job Board and Resource Guide - January


January jobs featuring MLK Job Fair, Shipyard Apprenticeship, and Free Tax Help

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Shoprite Job Fair - Saturday, January 20th

January 20, 2023 - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Call your local Shoprite to see if they're participating. Here is the list of stores that are not participating in the hiring event.

Philly Shipyard Apprenticeship

Information session! January 23 | 5:30-7:30 PM
Click here to register by January 22
Shipyard Apprenticeship FlyerPhoto byPhilly Shipyard

Here is the Shipyard's Facebook Post:

Applications for the Philly Shipyard (PSI) Apprenticeship Program are open and we’re offering you a chance to collect more information about this amazing opportunity. The information session will allow you to meet PSI recruiters for an open, yet non-formal conversation about your role as a PAID Apprentice. The session will also help you to prepare to apply for the position and help you understand next steps, including documents to submit with your application and taking the required aptitude test. Bonus- You’ll get an exclusive tour of the shipyard and your possible future working areas!

This is the time to see if this is the right career move for you. Click the link below to sign up for the Information Session.

Source: and Jobs in Philly Facebook Page

Global Citizen MLK Day Job Fair

Tuesday, January 16, 2023 - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
MLK Job FairPhoto byGlobal citizen

Philadelphia Job Fair - January 16, 2024 - New Year, New Opportunities! The first major job fair to kick off the 2024 new year!

Temple University Howard Gittis Student Center, 1755 N. 13th Street, Room 200, Phila PA 19132. (13th & Montgomery Avenue)

Open to all adult job seekers! Come meet with area employers who are actively hiring, dress to impress, and bring copies of your resume! Click here to register.

Source: Jobs in Philly Facebook Page and Global Citizen
We are hiringPhoto byEric ProuzetonUnsplash

Philly is Hiring!

Do you or do you know someone who needs a job, or some holiday help with bills - well never fear your December job alert is here with some great options that aren't retail:

Jobs with the City of Philadelphia

Did you know there are virtual and in-person job fairs almost every day in Philly? All you need to do is register and prepare for your interview, and with a little determination, you, too, can get a job, expand or change your career.

Do you or someone you know need a job or looking for other options? The City of Philadelphia has many programs and partnerships to help you find full or part-time jobs and service opportunities.

Positions in The Department of Community Empowerment & Opportunity (CEO)

Know someone interested in working for a diverse, mission-driven organization? Please share our list of open positions

Check out Same Day Work and Pay's sites and projects and JEVS WorkReady.

Programs like Same Day Work and Pay, WorkReady, Community Resource Corps (CRC) and Serve Philly AmeriCorps Vista programs offer great professional development opportunities for people of every age and stage of life and a pipeline to success.

HS Same Day Work Pay Program (Updated)

Work Today, Get Paid Today at PHS

In 2020, in response to the economic effects of the pandemic, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) expanded its workforce development activities by launching the newly-named “Same Day Work and Pay” program with funding from the City of Philadelphia.

Through this program, PHS partners with community organizations to employ under and unemployed Philadelphians to perform daily work assignments such as clearing vacant lots, cleaning street corridors, and completing other community improvement tasks. Participants receive $100 per day, and are paid on-site where they can also connect with social services support.

Nicetown and Tioga Greening Plan

This March, PHS is bringing our paid, six-week ($450 per week) job training to Nicetown and Tioga! Do you know someone looking for a job opportunity? Participants will take part in classroom and hands-on training in basic ecology, landscape maintenance, and tool and equipment operation. Additional workshops in job readiness will also be included in the training. Upon completion, trainees will graduate and be placed in full-time jobs with long-term potential within PHS’s network of employer partners. Apply by January 31st! For more information, click here.

For more info on other PHS beautification projects click the link below Workforce Development | Programs at PHS (

Other Same Day Work and Pay Programs

Mural Arts Philadelphia Same Day Work & Pay Program

Color Me Back (CMB): Mural Arts Philadelphia
Contact Emily Crane, CMB Program Manager at
Sign up for work with the Color Me Back Program

ODAAT (One Day At A Time)

Same Day Pay Employment Program One Day At A Time (ODAAT)

CLIP (Community Life Improvement Program

CLIP-pamphlet-all-programs-FY17.pdf (
Contact Pamela Ramos at 267-239-1360 for more information

Uplift Solutions

For more information on Uplift Solutions' SDWP program, click here
Contact Jeff Jones at:

For general information about Same Day Work & Pay, contact, Ashley Harris at 215-685-3623 Office of Community Empowerment & Opportunity (CEO) | City of Philadelphia


JEVS also offers job training and other career services. JEVS Work Ready differs from SDWP, First Step Staffing, and Center for Employment Opportunities because only TANF or eTANF recipients can receive JEVS WorkReady services.

If they receive TANF cash assistance, it opens them up to the network of resources JEVS Work Ready has to offer. This connection starts at the county assistance office which makes the referral to the JEVS program, some of the services they can obtain are:

  • Certification programs (Five 9 customer service training, phlebotomy, sterile technicians, etc.)Housing/Utility Assistance
  • Job Readiness workshops and skill-building and Apprenticeships
  • Education programs (Beyond Literacy, EduConnect, Penn Foster)
  • Counseling, Case management, coaching, peer-to-peer support
  • Drexel's Building Wealth & Health
  • Financial Empowerment Centers (financial literacy)

Call Center Training
Project Home Training ProgramPhoto byProject Home

Customer Service Training Starts March 2024

  • Apply by Thursday, February 22
  • The program is 100% free, including testing.
  • HDI Customer Service Representative (HDI-CSR) certification.
  • The workforce-focused program includes the support of an Employment Specialist to find a new job.
  • Schedule
    • March 4 - April 26 (eight weeks) - Monday - Friday (five days a week)
    • 9:30 am - 12:30 pm (three hours a day)
      Source: Jobs In Philly Facebook Page and Project Home

Job Fairs Around the City
HandshakePhoto byCytonn PhotographyonUnsplash

See MLK Day Career Fair featured at the top

Here are the Top 3 places to find a job fair and get job search help. Some places like the Free Library of Philadelphia help you update your resume and prep for interviews:

The Free Library of Philadelphia

Everybody needs a library card and should try to visit their local library a few times a year. The library is such an underutilized resource. In addition to books, they have countless workshops resume writing to basic computer classes - both in-person and virtually. For example:

Every Tuesday: January 16, 23, and 30, 2024 at 2:00 PM:

PA CareerLink® Job Search Assistance | Widener Library

Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 2:00 PM:

PA CareerLink® Job Search Assistance | Wynnefield Library
Virtual interviewPhoto byLinkedIn Sales SolutionsonUnsplash

Eventbrite Virtual Job Fairs

Entry-Level Virtual Job Fair, Thursday, January 17, 2024 - 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Virtual JobFairX and Cloud Hire

Attending virtual job fairs will save you time and energy in finding a job. You may have already sent dozens of resumes to employers, only to wonder why they don’t get back to you. The key is getting in front of the right recruiter or hiring manager at the right time. Register today to make sure you’re one of the candidates hired at this job fair.

CareerLink – PA Employment Agency

CareerLink is a state employment agency with county offices so here are some pointers to help you find a job fair:- Go to the site and click on Events and then put in your zip code- Then narrow your search to your county or city.

How to sign up

Sign in to your account on PA CareerLink® Online | Click on “Events” on toolbar |Choose "Search Events" | Scroll down left side of screen, select Montgomery County | Click on workshop selection and register


Is a great job platform but remember always try to send a cover letter with a few points that align with the job description and send a thank you letter after an interview

Other Resources
Don't Give UpPhoto byDan MeyersonUnsplash

Clothes, Housing, Free Tax and Financial Resources

Career Wardrobe - Open Wardrobe Days

Need clothes for an upcoming interview or a new job, visit The Wardrobe, formerly known as Career Wardrobe on one of their Open Wardrobe Days.

Philadelphia Store Location: Address: 413 North 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: 215-568-6693 x19 Email:
Store & Donation Hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-6pm
Open Wardrobe DaysPhoto byCareer Wardrobe

Housing Resources

The City of Philadelphia’s Who To Call In a Crisis Guide

Congresso Rapid Rehousing Program

Affordable Rentals or Shared Housing

(KIVA removed because website is down - very hard to reach) 1/7/2023
Affordable Housing Facebook Group w/ Single and Shared Housing

The City’s Housing Website

Friends Housing Cooperative (Rent or Purchase)

Want to Buy a House or Condo

Affordable Housing Centers of Pennsylvania
Phone number: 215-765-1221

Philadelphia Turn The Key Program

Kennedy House Co-Op (Financing Allowed)

William Penn House Co-Op (Financing Allowed)

Free Tax Preparation - VITA and TCE
TaxesPhoto byKelly SikkemaonUnsplash

Do you know about VITA and TCE?

Why pay when you can file for free at a trusted and trained VITA or TCE tax preparer? I've personally received help from the IRS and I was a trained VITA tax preparer many years ago. It's an excellent cost-saving resource.

According to the website, The IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals.

The VITA program has operated for over 50 years. VITA sites offer free tax help to people who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns, including:

  • People who generally make $60,000 or less
  • Persons with disabilities; and
  • Limited English-speaking taxpayers

In addition to VITA, the TCE program offers free tax help, particularly for those who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors.

For more information about VITA and TCE you can visit the IRS website or to find an official VITA or TCE site, you go to the PA 211 website or IRS site finder.

Financial Empowerment Centers

Provide free financial counseling or Student Loan Help, click here.

Thank you for reading and check back on February 11th for next month's job alerts and resources

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