Unemployment isn’t just a personal problem, it’s a community problem. Are you out of work, facing a lay-off, or under-employed? Do you know someone who is? The Pennsylvania Wants to Work! Resource, Jobs and Unity Fair can connect you with information, help, and support.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
4701 Butler Street, Pittsburgh – Lawrenceville neighborhood
Meet with others to discuss your concerns, connect with resources for unemployed workers and their families, and take action on critical issues to bring real change for working families.
The following community partners will be on hand:
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
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.