Greetings to all,
As we head into the spring months, I am motivated by the responsiveness of our City's leadership as we work together toward a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce and economy. Here at Philadelphia Works, there remains a sense of hope and excitement as we work and witness the amazing pandemic recovery efforts and notable accomplishments of our workforce staff and partners. We understand that developing our local workforce, in preparation for the jobs of the future, is an ongoing team effort. It takes elected officials and policymakers, community leaders and educators, advocates and mentors, program and training providers, and businesses and career seekers, all doing their part to transform Philadelphia into a place where everyone has the opportunity and access to the resources they need to thrive!
This month, our workforce focus is on data & trends, and workforce initiatives. Philadelphia Works is intentional about fostering an understanding of our region’s labor market and utilizing data to make informed decisions about how we invest public resources into smart workforce solutions. I encourage you to take the time and explore this newsletter to gain insight into our workforce landscape and to explore the public information we offer about labor market insights, high priority occupations, COVID-19 impacts, and more on our website at www.philaworks.org/data-trends.
Stay healthy and encouraged,
H. Patrick Clancy