Are you out of work, facing a lay-off, or under-employed? Know someone who is? Join us at the PA Wants To Work! Resource, Jobs, and Unity Fair: We’re Working Together for Jobs and a Fair Economy! Join us to discuss your concerns,connect with resources that exist to help unemployed workers and their families, and take action on critical issues to bring real change for working families.
12pm to 2pm (doors open at 11:30am) at the Teamsters Temple, 4701 Butler Street, Lawrenceville. For more information, contact Dave Ninehouser at 412-370-5247 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Live music by Smokestack Lightning, and community partners including:
Building Trades Apprenticeship Program: Information on union apprenticeship program, green jobs
PA CareerLink: Training and job seeking resources
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank: Produce to People and information on accessing the Food Bank
North Hills Community Outreach: Employment coaching and computer training
Just Harvest: Earned Income Tax credit, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Advantage Credit Counseling: Credit counseling, budgeting and money management
Mon Valley Unemployed Committee: Unemployment comp and Homeowners Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program
Veterans Leadership: Housing and employment info for veterans
ACTION Housing: Housing counseling, resources
United Way of Allegheny County: Helpline, info linking to a range of resources
Pennsylvania Health Access Network: Consumer support, advocacy for state and federal healthcare issues
Consumer Health Coalition: Access to healthcare and human services
Allegheny County Dept. of Human Services: www.alleghenycounty.us/dhs
Catholic Charities: Social services network for families
Working families did not cause the downturn in the economy, but they’re the ones picking up the tab -- and the struggle is even more difficult for unemployed Americans and their families. Some in our country are getting huge tax breaks while the budget burden is breaking the backs of working families, job seekers, and those least able to afford it.
Unemployment isn’t just a personal problem, it’s a community problem. Don't go it alone -- getting connected is job one.
PENNSYLVANIA WANTS TO WORK IS A PROJECT OF THE PA AFL-CIO, ALLEGHENY COUNTY LABOR COUNCIL AND WORKING AMERICA