Oakland Workforce Collaborative

Conveniently located in Oakland at 3360 Fifth Ave., the Hill-Oakland Workforce Collaborative (HOWC) is a one-stop shop for all of your employment needs.

As a “Total Solution” provider, the Collaborative focuses on:

Listening to our customer intently to find the right career path for your needs.
Using the Job Links “Career Navigation” program to produce solutions that render quality, value and service.
Providing On-Going Assessments of your career so that we may assist with guidance and information as you continue to progress in your endeavors.

Through relationships with many Pittsburgh businesses and institutions, the Collaborative is often informed about new job openings and can recommend people whose skills match the requirements. This gives our people an advantage over other job applicants.

School to Career Program
Job*Links, School to Career Program prepares youth for gainful employment at mentored job shadowing opportunities within UPMC. Volunteer opportunities are provided at area non-profits, while supporting the student’s educational goals. Each year twenty-four high school students participate in a summer orientation, learning career development topics including workplace etiquette, career exploration, appropriate work attire, resume writing, interviewing, budgeting, leadership, goal setting and work attitude and ethic. Students take multiple career assessment surveys, including Myers Briggs Personality Type Assessment, to help them determine their career goals. During the school year students participate in mentored work studies in their chosen field within UPMC. Click here for the September 2007 School to Career Newsletter.

Job*Links is always looking for eager volunteers to help with special projects throughout the year and to provide mentoring and tutoring support for our youth. Student applications are accepted each spring. Call 412-621-3821 to get involved.
Some additional services provided by HOWC are:

Effective Job Search Techniques
Counseling Evaluation
One-on-One Counseling
Finding and Keeping a Job
Resume Preparation
Assistance with Employment Applications
Invitation to Mini-Skills Specific Job Fairs
Direct Links to Jobs Being Created through Economic Development
Vocational Training Information
Basic Computer Training
Access to Internet and Email
Mock Interview Sessions
CPR Classes and Certification
Health Care Training Programs
English as a Second Language