WorkReady summer jobs are a 6-week opportunity for 12-24 year-olds in Philadelphia.We will have 8,000 opportunities available.
There are 5 program types, that allow you to:Explore career interests, give back to your community, practice basic work skills, practice advanced work skills, and experience new ways to learn by working.
WorkReady partners with 70+ organizations throughout Philadelphia providing 1,000+ places to work!We are now accepting applications! There are 8,000 opportunities and 16,000+ young people apply each year. Check your email often!
Your roadmap to getting a summer job through WorkReady:
Gather your docs! For any job (not just WorkReady), you must provide vital documents to prove you are eligible to work. Before getting started, check to see what documents you have already or identify what you will need to locate.
Pro-tip: make your email address professional, such as firstname.lastname@example.org. We will contact you at the email address you enter on your application, so make sure to check your email often.
Step 1: Apply February May
Filling out an application lets us know you’re interested in WorkReady and the earlier you apply, the better. This is also the opportunity to indicate if you are connected to a WorkReady partner organization or are interested in working with a specific WorkReady partner organization by using their referral code. You can find a list of WorkReady partner organizations here. Applying does not guarantee placement in a program.
Step 2: Enroll March June
Enrollment is your connection to a WorkReady partner organization and your opportunity to turn in the necessary paperwork to continue beyond the application phase. Enrollment sessions are in-person and by invitation only.
If you are invited to an enrollment appointment by a WorkReady partner organization, you will need to bring employment paperwork and vital documents proving you’re eligible to work.
Please note that eligibility varies across the different programs. Here is a list of things that need to be verified and the appropriate documentation you can bring to do so.
|To verify:||You will need one of the following vital documents. If you do not have them, you can use the links below to find out how to get copies of your vital documents.|
|Social Security Number helps identify and accurately record wages or earnings.||
|Identity and Age|
|Citizenship/Eligibility to work|
|Selective Service [males only]|
|School Status||School Records [such as a report card]|
|Low Income or proof of additional barrier to employment.||participants must prove low income eligibility or provide proof of barrier to education and employment. Additional information can be found here.|
Enrollment Packet for Download Coming Soon
Step 3: Get Matched to a Job through July
Once you have completed steps 1 & 2, if selected, the partner organization you’ve connected with will match you to your summer job.
In order to get matched with a job, steps 1 and 2 must be completed. If you are matched with a job, the partner organization will contact you.
WorkReady Summer jobs fall into 5 program types, which provides real-world experiences to prepare you for the workforce. Eligibility and payment vary by program type. You must live in Philadelphia and be between 12-24 on July 6, 2020.
Explores career interests through Career Exposure Activities include: Learn about careers and opportunities beyond high school; Explore personal interests, and careers; Determine the skills and experiences careers require; Focus on long-term and short-term goal-setting; Begin to build social network.Ages 12-14 | Receive bi-weekly incentives up to a total of $595
Give back to your community through Service Learning Activities include: Working in teams; Addressing real-world issues or needs in the community; Explore real-world challenges through research, reflection, and project development, as well as through direct-service or advocacy.Ages 14-24 | Hourly wages starting at $8.25 with bi-weekly payments
Practice basic work skills through Work Experience Activities include: Interacting regularly with a trained adult supervisor to complete assigned tasks that add value in the workplace; These jobs are often in recreation or childcare centers.Ages 14-24 | Hourly wages start at $8.25 with bi-weekly payments
Practice advanced work skills through Internships This is an intermediate level opportunity for participants who have prior work experience.Ages 14-24 | Hourly wages starting at $9 with bi-weekly payments
Activities include: A deeper look at a chosen career; Developing skills and an accelerated rate.
Experiences new ways to learn while working through Innovation Accelerator Activities include: A variety of experiences that are valuableEligibility and payment method vary by program.
WorkReady is managed by the Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN). If you have questions or need help getting connected to a summer job, you can contact your WorkReady program partner or contact PYN directly by:
- Emailing us: email@example.com
- Calling the WorkReady Hotline: 267.502.3742