Workforce

A Talent Pool That’s Ready for Tomorrow

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Greater Philadelphia’s workforce is 3.3 million strong and prepared to help you realize your vision. Fueled by over 100 colleges and universities – including the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University, two of the top universities in the world – our talent pool is highly educated and well-equipped for the jobs of the future. Most local graduates (54%) choose to stay in Greater Philadelphia to launch their careers, compared to the Greater Boston area’s lower (42%) alumni retention rate. But it’s more than smarts that make our talent so exceptional: it’s our incredible diversity and spirit of collaboration; our passion for learning, creating, and innovating; and our indomitable drive to get things done.

For employers, there’s no shortage of workforce development programs in Greater Philadelphia. Select Greater Philadelphia (Select) has access to a host of talent services and resources, working in tandem with agencies like Philadelphia Works and Campus Philly to help businesses attract, grow, and retain talent.

Top: A student in one of the many top-ranking universities in the region prepares to enter the workforce with the advanced skills and knowledge that makes this area a competitive advantage for employers. Photo courtesy of University of Pennsylvania Flickr. Below slideshow images courtesy of, in part: Karan Sethiya for Campus Philly; Paul Loftland for PHLCVB; Swarthmore College; University of Pennsylvania Flickr; Villanova University; and J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®.

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