Pottstown Works

...seeks to combat poverty and boost economic development in our community through matching job seekers and employers to achieve sustainable employment by addressing the barriers to work in a personal and compassionate way that fosters long-term resiliency.

We match job seekers and employers, addressing barriers to work so that people may gain sustainable employment and long-term resiliency.  The needs of the employer are a strong emphasis in our curriculum.  Our job Readiness program aims for employment stabilization, with our members retaining a job for at least one year and employers seeing reduced turnover.

Pottstown Works is not a paid placement agency or temporary jobs service.  We are an organization that works to help people gain full-time employment and achieve personal stability.  We don’t’ walk away after placement.  Our ongoing support helps employees overcome tough work situations.  We follow employees for one year after placement, talking to employers and working to overcome barriers.  We are utilizing the Cincinnati Works curriculum and model which has a 70% retention rate of employment beyond one year.

Our recruitment fee is $0.  We are funded from a variety of sources including individual donors, foundations, and The Salvation Army of Southeastern PA.  There are no hidden costs.

Pottstown Works is modeled after Cincinnati's succesful program, Cincinnati Works. 

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