JOB OPPORTUNITY INVESTMENT NETWORK (JOIN)
United Way is a partner in the JOIN Collaborative, a partnership created to address the workforce crisis in our region. While businesses in the region lack strong talent to fill critical jobs, a majority of the eligible workers are underemployed or not in the workforce at all. JOIN acts as the “matchmaker” between industry and the workforce, leading partnerships that train low-wage workers for high-demand, available positions.
In Philadelphia, two-thirds of the city’s existing jobs require skills possessed by only 50 percent of the workforce.