CareerLink Job Hub opens at CCP’s Northeast campus

Work it: Philadelphia Works President and CEO H. Patrick Clancy addresses the audience at the grand ppening of the PA CareerLink Philadelphia Job Resource Hub at the Community College of Philadelphia Northeast Regional Center.

Philadelphia Works last Friday joined with leadership from Community College of Philadelphia to cut the ribbon on the new PA CareerLink Philadelphia Job Resource Hub at CCP’s Northeast Regional Center, 12901 Townsend Road.

The new hub, in Room 245, will serve as an access point to services for job seekers and employers located in the Northeast.

“This new Hub will better serve our customers in the Far Northeast,” said H. Patrick Clancy, president and CEO of Philadelphia Works. “Our goal is to connect both job seekers and employers in order to help fuel growth of our residents and businesses, while helping to align our services with Community College of Philadelphia programs.”

The Hub features a computer lab with access to digital services provided at a typical PA CareerLink Philadelphia Center. There is also a full-time site administrator, who will be available for one-on-one job search assistance, resume development or referral to more comprehensive services offered at other PA CareerLink Philadelphia locations.  Regular workshops and other classroom-based instruction are planned for the coming months and will be facilitated by staff from one of the other four stand-alone PA CareerLink Philadelphia centers.

The Hub will serve as a recruitment center for local employers. All PA CareerLink Philadelphia locations regularly host pre-screening and on-site interview days for employers in the city.

“We see this Job Resource Hub as another pillar in our commitment to serving the community,” said Donald Generals, president of CCP and Philadelphia Works board member. “It is exciting for the Community College and Philadelphia Works to come together to address the need for coordinated workforce development efforts in Northeast Philadelphia.  We hope this new hub will benefit not only CCP students, but the entire Northeast Philadelphia community.”

The Hub is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to connect motivated career seekers in Northeast Philadelphia with opportunities right in their own backyard, and beyond,” said Daniel Rivera, community workforce connector at the PA CareerLink Philadelphia Job Resource Hub.  

For information, contact Rivera at 267-414-2130 or drivera@pacareerlinkphl.org ••