America’s Great Experiment With Jobs For The Underclass

Revealing how workers in the “hard to employ” groups, who were not program participants, were quietly finding jobs on their own: While Supported Work suffered from high drop-out rates, it also showed how much other workers in the “hard to employ” populations, the control group members, were finding jobs on their own. The small difference in employment and earnings between the Supported Work participants and the control group participants was due in part to the ability of the control group participants to find employment without Supported Work. In this regard, Supported Work, like welfare reform, would demonstrate the savvy and strengths among the “hard to employ”: a theme that leading job training groups today—America Works, Goodwill, Hopeworks—have picked up.

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Jayden Celebrates Victory: High School Diploma Achieved!

We are thrilled to announce that Jayden Vazquez, a dedicated Hopeworks young professional, has successfully earned his high school diploma! After months of rigorous testing and studying, Jayden has reached this significant milestone, demonstrating incredible perseverance and commitment. We couldn't be prouder of his achievement and look forward to seeing what amazing things he will […]

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Shapiro Administration Awards Nearly $4.9 Million to 50 Organizations Boosting Digital Literacy Across Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA – The Shapiro Administration today announced nearly $4.9 million in grants to 50 community organizations throughout Pennsylvania for programs to improve digital literacy among job seekers so they can be successful in finding, obtaining, and maintaining employment. In this round of digital-literacy funding – the fifth since 2021 – the Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) has awarded grants […]

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Rising Star Alert: Junior Joins the Amazon Team!

Junior joined Hopeworks at the end of last year with an interest in tech and marketing, wanting to collaborate and make connections! During this time, he has completed the training, successfully completed an internship in the GIS department, and grown his soft skills and technical skills tremendously. Junior has previous experience with a marketing internship […]

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