How can you shape your future workforce and build your talent pipeline? Support WorkReady! WorkReady employers can increase their bottom line, build a stronger company culture and support our city's economy. Register now or contact Festo Okidi, Director, Partnership for Employment Pathways.
Type of Registration
There are several ways that employers and investors can support the WorkReady Summer system:
Please use legal name of company. The information entered will be used on all internal and external materials.
We will contact this person with any marketing and public relations requests related to your company's participation in the program.
We would appreciate this information for recognition at events and on materials.
Summer Work Experience Information
We ask employers to pay at least $9.00 per hour in order to stay competitive among other youth programs and companies. PYN will follow-up with an invoice based on number of positions supported.
$9.00 Cost to sponsor one summer experience: $2,200
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Worksite Sample Job Descriptions
It is a requirement for all WorkReady Summer Work Experiences to have a job description. The job titles and descriptions listed below are general examples of job duties and functions for youth in specific industry areas. If you do not have a job description developed, please select from the options below. You may expand upon the job description before youth arrive at your worksite.
All of the following duties will be performed in cooperation with an assigned supervisor, and/or in coordination with other members of staff. Additional duties may be assigned.
Common skills recommended for all youth:
Familiarity with computers, internet, e-mail, and Microsoft Office
Administrative skills e.g. alpha/numeric filing, basic math, answering phones
Grade level reading, writing, verbal communication skills
Philadelphia Youth who have enrolled into the WorkReady system may be required to complete an FBI background check, Child Abuse clearance and PA State criminal background check. The Philadelphia Youth Network will cover the cost and coordinate the process for completion of these clearances.
Employers will interview candidates before making their final selection(s). Interviews will take place at your worksite unless otherwise arranged and will occur between 3pm and 6pm. A Business Partnership Team Member will contact you to confirm your selected interview dates.
On July 1, 2015, Governor Tom Wolf signed into law Act 15 (House Bill 1276) which amends Pennsylvania's Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) to clarify the requirements of employers and volunteer-based organizations to provide for criminal background checks and child abuse clearances of their employees and volunteers who work directly with children. The new law outlines responsibilities as they relate to work-based learning programs. Consequently, all WorkReady worksite supervisors responsible for direct supervision of youth will be required to complete an FBI background check, Child Abuse clearance and a Pennsylvania State criminal background check. The Philadelphia Youth Network will cover the costs of all these clearances. You and supervisors at your worksite will receive details to complete these clearances from your WorkReady program representative.
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