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Hire! Philly is a coalition of employers who are committed to effectively connecting local talent to employment opportunities. This commitment was born out of a need to act as a conduit between the Philadelphia business community and local job seekers. The Hire! Philly Coalition was founded to align the advocacy, assets, and interests of local employers, to provide a united perspective that informs regional workforce development efforts, and implement strategies to effectively connect Philadelphians to employment. The intent of this employer-led initiative is to not only tackle some of Philadelphia’s toughest workforce challenges through collaboration but also provide our member employers with services that support their internal workforce needs and build viable talent pipelines.


As the only employer-led workforce intermediary in Philadelphia, we are in a unique position that considers the needs of both employers + opportunity seekers alike. We operate as a conduit between these two groups by having a deep understanding of our member employer’s needs and aligning those needs with the skills + talents of local opportunity seekers.

Advocacy + Alignment

By serving as the venue for a consolidated employer perspective on Philadelphia’s workforce, Hire! Philly influences long-term workforce policy agenda. The focus of our advocacy efforts always reflects the aligned goals of our employer members as we seek to inform and support public policy agendas.

Best Practices

As a coalition of employers, we have the ability to effectively study, share & implement innovative hiring practices, talent pipelining + employee retention strategies and career development programs that will increase access to economic opportunities for local talent. Our peer-learning model establishes forums, mechanisms, and tools for employers to connect on shared efforts and enhance the positive impact our efforts have on Philadelphia’s workforce.

Talent Acquisition

We demonstrate the impact of our commitment as a coalition through our signature hiring events. Our Annual Career + Resource Fair attracts over 2000 opportunity seekers who engage with dozens of employers, service providers, and community partners. This year, in partnership with the City of Philadelphia, we are launching virtual career fairs which will take place on a quarterly basis. Additionally, our staff supports member employers by creating talent pipelining strategies, developing impact studies on hiring local opportunity seekers and more.


We believe that it’s important to pause and acknowledge great efforts already underway to improve circumstances for Philadelphia’s workforce. As such, we work closely with our member employers to understand what internal workforce development initiatives they have adopted and highlight those success stories.

Advisory Board Members

Our board is comprise of notable employers in Philadelphia


836 South Street

Philadelphia, PA 19147