The city says summer jobs are still available through a stimulus-funded program.
KYW’s Mike DeNardo reports that Mayor Nutter said since the stimulus-funded “Way to Work Philadelphia” program was announced in May, 2,700 people have found jobs. One of them is Romeo DelValle of Frankford:
“I was without a job. No warnings at all. father of four, I was forced to get on the welfare program.”
At a job fair, DelValle found a job with a communications company called MEE Productions. Mayor Nutter says so far, 100 companies have been hiring:
“This is a real program. We’re able to talk about 2,700 real people, real Philadelphians who were out of work who are now working.”
The federal money runs out at the end of September, but Nutter says the city is urging the feds to extend the funding. People interested in finding jobs under the program can log onto www.waytoworkphilly.org, or call 215-557-2625.