Pottstown Works changes lives by changing expectations. We combat poverty and boost economic growth in the Pottstown area by removing barriers to employment, personally and compassionately. Pottstown Works matches job seekers and employers, and fosters sustainable employment and long-term resilience.

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    Pottstown Works changes lives by changing expectations. We combat poverty and boost economic growth in the Pottstown area by removing barriers to employment, personally and compassionately.
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610-326-1621 ext. 313
137 King Street
Pottstown, PA 19464

Pottstown Works matches job seekers and employers, and fosters sustainable employment and long-term resilience.

Testimonials

Pottstown Works taught me how to pursue a job while looking at my professional skills. I got help putting together my cover letter, resume, and practicing my interview skills. [I’ve] become more confident in myself. I really appreciate the Pottstown Works program for helping me achieve the goals I had trouble doing on my own. (Ashley Feb. 2021)

I participated in a work program at Pottstown Works. William MacGregor was very helpful. He helped me to develop a resume after not having had one over 20 years, and to improve my interviewing skills. I work now at Wonderspring Daycare. (Donna Nov 2020)

Program Name

Job Readiness Workshop

Program Description
This 4-day workshop and lab prepares a job seeker with the tools he/she will need to secure employment. Topics include, but are not limited to:
– self-awareness and skills/interests profiles
– barriers to employment and solutions
– resume and cover letter writing
– interviewing coaching and practice
– budget management
– good work habits and expectations
By becoming confident to secure employment, a graduate also takes a big step toward securing the basic needs for his/her whole family.
Beneficiaries
Adults
Military/Veterans
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged/Indigent
Single Parents
Define Long Term Success:
Long-term success equals financial, housing, food, and education security and economic sustainability for graduates and their families. In addition, we establish relationships with employers based on their confidence that the Pottstown Works graduates are a safe investment in reliable and dedicated staff.
Define Short Term Success:
Graduates possess the skills and have access to the supports they will need to find and keep a job for a minimum of one year. In addition, we seek advice from hiring managers regarding the characteristics they need and want to see in their employees. The goal is to ensure that the we attend to the welfare of both the graduates and the employers who hire them.
Evidence of Program Success:
To date, our “success rate” in terms of graduates finding and keeping employment is 85%.