WORKREADY IS A PAID OPPORTUNITY!
Participants in WorkReady Summer programs can earn up to $1,000+* while participating in WorkReady. There are two types of programs offered in the summer:
Incentive-based programs are targeted towards young people with little to no previous work experience and are open to 12-24 year-olds. These programs offer opportunities to learn about careers and career pathways, set short-term goals, and provide the opportunity to work on individual or group projects. These programs pay out a total amount up to $1,000+ based on the number of projects and milestones completed during the program.
Wage-based programs are targeted towards young people with previous work or leadership experience and are open to 14-24 year-olds. These programs offer opportunities for career exploration and preparation and engage participants in hourly work-based experiences. Young people earn money hourly in wage-based programs and usually work about 20 hours per week.
*Figure is based on estimated take-home pay. Full completion of program hours is necessary to earn the maximum amount possible.
WORKREADY IS IN-PERSON!
WorkReady experiences are safe, in-person experiences, with most or all programming taking place 5 days/week at a designated worksite.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is not required to apply for WorkReady. However, proof of COVID-19 vaccination may be required and collected based on local mandates, program requirements and/or worksite policies.
WHO CAN APPLY FOR WORKREADY?
WorkReady is for Philadelphia residents between the ages of 12-24.* Young adults who have graduated high school but are under 24 are eligible if they are disconnected from both school and work. Individual programs may have additional eligibility requirements such as age or zip code. Check our Program Locator for more information about eligibility, payment types, in-person expectations and vaccination requirements for each individual program.
*Though WorkReady opportunities are available for young people ages 12-24, opportunities for ages 20+ are limited. To learn more about other PYN programming available for ages 20+, visit the PYN website.
HOW WILL I GET PAID IN WORKREADY?
Participants in WorkReady have THREE options for getting paid this year! You can choose your preferred payment method once you've been given a job offer.
- Direct Deposit - This is the fastest and most effective way to get paid! Sign up using your personal bank account to have the funds deposited directly into your account at midnight on payday.
- Payroll Debit Card - With this method, you will receive a reloadable debit card in the mail which will be loaded with your funds on each pay date.
- Paper Check - With this method, you will be sent a paper check through the mail on each pay date. Checks can take up to 2 weeks to be processed, printed and sent out through the mail.
It's easy to set up a personal bank account! You can even earn $25 for setting up a bank account through one of our bank partners. Click the link below to learn more!