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JobLinks financial goal event draws standing room only crowd

Last Tuesday, OPDC’s JobLinks Financial Opportunity Center hosted over 50 guests to celebrate National Financial Goal Day, part of a national celebration launched by the Financial Clinic in New York City. JobLinks was one of three Financial Opportunity Centers citywide to host such an event, geared to build wealth in our communities. Dollar Bank’s Vice […]

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Free tax prep at JobLinks

JobLinks Financial Opportunity Center is now offering free tax preparation assistance by appointment on Wednesdays, as part of the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. We are ready to help you file on time and see if you’re eligible for a refund. Call 412.621.3821 to schedule your appointment. All appointments are between 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm and take place at […]

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JobLinks clients connect to achieve financial goals

To celebrate October’s National Financial Goal Day, OPDC’s JobLinks staff kicked off a series of financial coaching events at a festive party with over 50 guests. One of three Financial Opportunity Centers in Pittsburgh, JobLinks works with clients to improve credit scores, pay down debt, and build wealth. “The goal of the party was to […]

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We’re hiring: Financial Coach

The financial coach provides direct financial education, counseling, and coaching to low- and moderate-income individuals who are enrolled in JobLinks. This person works in tandem with our employment specialists and income supports staff to ensure that clients are getting assistance and showing progress across these three major service areas. Download the full job description and […]

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OPDC staff spotlight: Meet Janette Brown

Originally from:  Sumpter, South Carolina Currently living in:  Wilkinsburg Job:  Health Employment Access Coordinator for OPDC’s JobLinks program. I recruit students for our health training programs (Certified Nursing Assistant, Home Health, CPR/First Aid) and interact a lot with employers to help our students find jobs after they complete their training. Family: Two daughters, two grandchildren […]

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In quest to help mother, Oakland brothers find JobLinks

It’s not every day that college students walk into the Oakland Career Center seeking healthcare training. Oakland natives Zeyead Gharib and Ahmed Gharib are exceptions to many rules, though. Their mother suffers from fibromyalgia, a chronic illness that causes widespread pain and musculoskeletal issues. The Gharibs’ father passed away last year and they quickly realized […]

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