Pittsburgh Unity Fair Offers Help for All Working Families

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.

WHEN

Saturday, April 2, 2011

11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

WHERE

Teamsters Temple

4701 Butler Street, Pittsburgh – Lawrenceville neighborhood

WHAT

 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.

Pennsylvania Wants to Work

is a project of the PA AFL-CIO, Allegheny County Labor Council, and Working America.

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