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Generosity of Jackson Charitable Trust Helps Unemployed

Pittsburghers haven’t been immune to the downturn in the nation’s economy, and our Career Development Center is busier than ever serving those who have been impacted by the recession and are looking for work. For more than two decades, the CDC has helped clients to quickly find meaningful employment by providing top-notch services including career assessment & counseling, workshops and job search assistance.

However, JF&CS is facing a perfect storm of rising community needs and declining revenues to support current, let alone expanded, levels of service. Government support for workforce programs like those offered by the CDC have been cut or reduced dramatically. And with increased demand for services, the timing couldn’t be worse. Due to these cutbacks, fewer agencies are providing intensive employment services like those offered at JF&CS’s Career Development Center.

We are pleased to report that the trustees of the John E. and Sue M. Jackson Charitable Trust, administered by the PNC Charitable Trusts, approved a grant which will support the CDC’s work.

As client satisfaction surveys and correspondence attest, our CDC is valued not only for the staff’s expertise, but also for their compassionate support — something that cannot be underestimated during what is understandably a very stressful period in one’s life. We are very grateful for the support of the John E. and Sue M. Jackson Charitable Trust.

For more information on CDC services for individuals, or on the outplacement and recruitment services CDC offers to companies, please visit the CDC website or call 412.422.5627.