Monday, December 29, 2014

Redeem the dream: Jobs, Philadelphia and the Urban League

The National Urban League conference opens in Philadelphia Wednesday with the theme "Redeem the Dream: Jobs Rebuild America." Absolutely. The job situation is improving, but not fast enough.

Redeem the dream: Jobs, Philadelphia and the Urban League

The National Urban League conference opens in Philadelphia Wednesday with the theme "Redeem the Dream: Jobs Rebuild America." Absolutely. The job situation is improving, but not fast enough.

The conference begins Wednesday, but the focus on jobs strengthens on Thursday with workshops in the morning and a career and network fair that begins at 11 a.m. The job fair continues on Friday. On Saturday, the focus skews younger with workshops for college-bound youngsters. There is also a day long seminar for entrepreneurs on Saturday. For information, click here and to register, click here.

Jane M. Von Bergen Inquirer Staff Writer
About this blog

Jobbing covers the workplace – employment, unemployment, management, unions, legal issues, labor economics, benefits, work-life balance, workforce development, trends and profiles.

Jane M. Von Bergen writes about workplace issues for the Inquirer.

Married to a photographer she met at her college newspaper, Von Bergen has been a reporter since fourth grade, covering education, government, retailing, courts, marketing and business. “I love the specific detail that tells the story,” she says.

Reach Jane M. at jvonbergen@phillynews.com.

Jane M. Von Bergen Inquirer Staff Writer
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