Future of Work


Tech nonprofit launches multiyear career pipeline effort that aims to be a first for Philly

This career pipeline “is a long-term initiative, and it will happen over the course of many years,” said CEO Sylvester Mobley of Coded by Kids. “It’s something that hasn’t been done in Philly so far.”

Trump didn’t bring back coal in Pa. But that doesn’t mean miners are backing Biden.

Despite Trump’s declaration that he’s “putting our great coal miners back to work,” even people in Pennsylvania’s Coal Country see an industry in its coda.

Trump didn’t bring back coal in Pa. But that doesn’t mean miners are backing Biden.

Despite Trump’s declaration that he’s “putting our great coal miners back to work,” even people in Pennsylvania’s Coal Country see an industry in its coda.

At Philadelphia’s last men’s suit company, loyalty keeps the business going

At 82, he stays in business for the sake of fewer than a dozen employees.

At Philadelphia’s last men’s suit company, loyalty keeps the business going

At 82, he stays in business for the sake of fewer than a dozen employees.

The Future of Work is now l Opinion

The Future of Work is a year-long Philadelphia Inquirer project I am leading that will examine how Philadelphia could emerge from decades of struggle.

The Future of Work is now l Opinion

The Future of Work is a year-long Philadelphia Inquirer project I am leading that will examine how Philadelphia could emerge from decades of struggle.
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For a new Philly-trained nurse, upskilling changed her life

Community College of Philadelphia lured her back from New York with the promise of a brighter future.

What the ‘future of work’ means to these Philadelphians

Work defines how we live and who we are. Here, in their own words, is what the future of work means to a cross section of Philadelphians, from economists to service workers to businessowners.

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Masculinity is the unspoken undercurrent in Trumpism and the fracking debate | Opinion

A clean energy future is as much about liberation from gendered ideas of work as environmental policy.

SBA loan forgiveness prompts relief, but also confusion about timeline and rules

But business owners may want to wait and see before applying for loan forgiveness by the Oct. 31 deadline.

Comcast to give $10,000 grants and make free commercials for small businesses harmed by COVID-19

The Philadelphia media giant said it plans to help thousands of businesses over the next three years, especially Black-owned firms that have suffered the most during the pandemic.

eCommerce giant Radial to hire 2,000 seasonal workers in the Philadelphia region

The company said some of the jobs may convert to fulltime positions after the holiday season ends.

Philly didn’t become America’s poorest big city by chance. Here’s how we fix it. | Inga Saffron

Almost every major problem Philadelphia faces, from gun violence to the opioid epidemic, has its roots in poverty. The only way out of that cycle is to create more good-paying jobs.

Why some city workers hope to vote in new leadership at Philadelphia’s biggest municipal union

Herman “Pete” Matthews has run AFSCME District Council 33 since 1996. A union official is gunning for his job.

JPMorgan pledges $5 million to help diverse Philly workers and businesses

JPMorgan Chase, America’s biggest bank by assets, said it will give $5 million to help connect diverse Philadelphia workers and businesses with well-paying construction jobs and contracts.

1 in 4 Philadelphians knows someone who has died of COVID-19, and nearly half have lost jobs or wages, Pew study says

Coronavirus hardships have had a disproportionate impact on Philadelphians of color, a study found — while respect for police and confidence in safety has declined.

U.S. economy rebounding but won’t come back fully until 2023, Philly Fed president Pat Harker says

The good news is the economy “has rebounded faster than many of us had projected,” he said.

Headhunters and job seekers will meet up — virtually, of course — at Philly Tech Week

Philly Tech Week has evolved into one of the region’s key recruiting events. It’s where feisty start-ups and Fortune 100 companies seek talented software engineers, programmers, and technologists.

Philly business leaders form task force to recharge the region’s economy

A coalition of Philadelphia business leaders and public officials said Friday that they will focus on racial equity, job training, and health and safety to revive the regional economy