Work Today, Get Paid Today
In 2020, in response to the economic effects of the pandemic, PHS expanded its workforce development activities by launching the newly-named “Same Day Work and Pay” program with funding from the City of Philadelphia.
Through this program, PHS partners with community organizations to employ under- and unemployed Philadelphians to perform daily work assignments such as clearing vacant lots, cleaning street corridors, and completing other community improvement tasks. Participants receive $100 per day, and are paid on-site where they can also connect with social services support.
As of August 2022:
- 4,937 daily jobs created!
- 630 people interacted with the program at least one time
- 105 participants moved on to full-time jobs from their involvement in the program
- 196 youth jobs created
- 50 youth interacted with the program at least one time
Our communities become cleaner, greener, and more welcoming following a program workday!