A Letter from Our President

I have been asked; “How is Joseph’s People different from all the other support groups which help un and underemployed people?”

Here are some of the most important reasons:

First; Joseph’s People has a solid history of service. Since 1995, we have provided job search guidance and support to the unemployed and underemployed from throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region.
Second; There will NEVER be a fee for anyone to receive benefit from the services of Joseph’s People.
Third; Joseph’s People is blessed to have a large staff of impassioned volunteers who are renowned for their proficiency within the job search arena. Our volunteers are leaders within fields which include; Career Coaching and Guidance, Human Resources, Resume Writing, and Staffing. Our volunteers share their expertise through designing and delivering strategic programs which educate and motivate our members to realize their desired level of employment. Through the Joseph’s People HELP LINE (610-873-7117), job search assistance is never more than a phone call away.

It is the Joseph’s People mission to extend our assistance to job seekers well beyond sharing the mechanics of the job search process. We want to make sure that each of our members has housing, food and medical care while they are on the road back to employment. If we have a member in need of something, we try our best to help them; it could be a computer to do job searches, eyeglasses, or being able to pay their heating bill.

We are an ecumenical support mission for workers in job transition. All are welcome.

We exist to serve and for no other reason. It’s that simple. So, reach out to us. Come to a chapter meeting – our meeting locations and times are posted at http://josephspeople.org/events-calendar/. Email a chapter leader and have a chat.

Our prayers and support are always with you.

To your continued success,

Ernie Russom, President
Joseph’s People


People often ask me, “How is Joseph’s People different from all the other support groups that help unemployed people?”

Here are some of the most important reasons:

First of all, we have a solid history of service. For more than 24 years, we’ve helped the unemployed and underemployed.

Secondly, Joseph’s People is comprised entirely of volunteers. No one is paid.

Then there’s the expertise that comes from our volunteers. Because of our reputation, we have volunteers who are experts in nearly every job field and are knowledgeable about all aspects of the job search.

Another reason is that all our services are completely free. We never, ever charge for anything.

Then there is the goal Joseph’s People has as an organization. We want everyone to find a job — but not just any job. We define a job as a position that provides a living wage to support a worker and their family.

Part of our mission is also to help workers well beyond seeking employment. We want to make sure everyone has housing, food and medical care while they are on the road back to employment. If we have a member in need of something we try our best to help them — it could be a computer to do job searches, eyeglasses, or being able to pay their heating bill.

We do not represent just one or two places to go for help. There are chapters in the five counties surrounding Philadelphia and one in Pittsburgh.

We exist to serve and for no other reason. It’s that simple. So reach out to us. Come to a chapter meeting. Email a chapter leader and have a chat.

Our prayers are always with you.

Blessings,

Cheryl C. Spaulding
President
Joseph’s People