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Work Ready

Work Ready provides a comprehensive set of employment-oriented services to those receiving Public Assistance benefits, including those who are in need of specific help managing barriers to self-sufficiency.


  • Internship placement to enhance skills and employability
  • One-on-one case management and coordination of services by a trained professional
  • Assessment of obstacles to success
  • Individualized service plans
  • Access to skills training and basic education services
  • Job search assistance


  • Must be age 18 or older
  • TANF, extended TANF, and SNAP customers


  • Customers must be referred directly from the Philadelphia County Assistance Office (CAO).


No cost for those who qualify for funding

Success Stories

  • Chanta – Through a Work Ready program called Five9 Chanta learned call center software, how to interact with customers and take after-call actions along with additional writing skills. Armed with this essential knowledge, Chanta earned a full-time position working in the ER department at Jefferson University Hospital.
  • Sheltimah – Sheltimah also went through the Five9 program, and afterward was able to land her dream job right here at JEVS!


123 S. Broad, 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA  19109


Monday – Friday:
9 am – 5 pm


TEL: 267.238.3100
EMAIL:  workready@jevs.org

Additional Languages Spoken

Cambodian, Spanish, Vietnamese, Haitian Creole

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