Don’t fumble your finances — tackle them Oct. 23

If you feel like your financial goals are beyond your reach, you’re not alone. About half of Americans don’t have anything saved for retirement, and more than 67 percent of us don’t budget for household expenses. Almost one in 10 of us don’t even have a bank account. For the second year in a row, […]

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Employer Appreciation Breakfast celebrates workers, employer-partners

Attorney Edward Van Stevenson Jr. says he grew up wanting to be a professional basketball player. Instead, he says, the Lord had plans for him to go to work “in a court, not on a court.” Stevenson, who delivered the keynote presentation on July 21 during the Mon Valley Initiative’s 15th annual Employer Appreciation Breakfast, […]

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Job seekers invited to ‘jump start’ their careers Aug. 4

Real jobs will be available Aug. 4 for people who want to jump-start their careers. That’s the message that Mon Valley Initiative and Southwestern Pennsylvania Re-Entry Coalition are sending about their hiring event next month at the Waterfront in Homestead. “Jump Start Your Job Search” will match 11 different employers and four different job training […]

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Eat’n Park, Wofford ECE to be honored for their commitment to local workers

Eat’n Park Hospitality Group and Wofford ECE Consulting, LLC, will be honored this month by Mon Valley Initiative for their dedication to improving employment opportunities throughout the region. Their awards will be presented by Mon Valley Initiative July 21 at the organization’s 15th annual Employer Appreciation Breakfast, to be held at Rankin Christian Center. Also […]

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Start-up businesses invited to free workshop June 27

Owners of existing businesses as well as people interested in starting their own business are being invited to a free workshop to discuss the opportunities and challenges involved. The free business financing workshop will be held at 6 p.m. June 27 at 501 Braddock Ave., Braddock. It’s being sponsored by Dollar Bank and Mon Valley […]

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New state-level effort is designed to help ex-offenders live productive lives

Workforce specialists from Mon Valley Initiative on Monday joined colleagues from across Pennsylvania at the formation of a new state-level effort to help former prisoners successfully re-integrate with society. The meeting in Harrisburg was part of the announcement by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and state Attorney General Josh Shapiro of the newly created Pennsylvania Reentry […]

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New tenants sign lease for restaurant in Braddock

As Patrick Shattuck, real estate and community outreach director for Mon Valley Initiative, looks on, Miriam Strong and Fernando Espejel get ready to sign a lease for their new restaurant in the historic Braddock Free Press building. Along with Maria Delpilar, Espejel and Strong operate Brassero Grill, a successful and popular food truck serving tacos, […]

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Job placement help available Friday in East Pittsburgh

Are you or someone you know unemployed? Or maybe you’re under-employed and need a better job? East Pittsburgh area residents who find themselves in that situation can get free, confidential help from 1 to 2:30 p.m. this Friday (Feb. 17) at the East Pittsburgh Food Pantry, 506 Bessemer Ave. Gail Bachy, workforce development coordinator for […]

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February 13, 2017

It’s #GivingTuesday — how does your gift go to work at MVI?

The day after “Cyber Monday” has been dubbed “Giving Tuesday,” and Mon Valley Initiative, along with other charitable groups, is participating. If you are thinking about making a year-end charitable contribution, we’d appreciate it. You can donate to MVI in one of three ways … Give directly to MVI, via our website, using a credit […]

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Tackle your financial problems Oct. 10 — with help from MVI

Fall means football. It also means finishing up leftover tasks before the end of the year. So why not tackle your financial problems this fall? The Mon Valley Initiative, in cooperation with Neighborhood Allies, presents “Tackle Your Financial Goals” from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10. This free workshop at the MVI offices, 305 […]

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