District 1199C announces new leadership

Philadelphia’s largest union of health care workers has made a change in leadership. Longtime President Henry Nicholas has assumed a new position as president emeritus. Executive Vice President Chris Woods will serve as District 1199C’s new president.

Woods is a longtime union activist. He previously led the union’s Hospital Division, which includes Temple University Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and many other large employers.

Nicholas previously served as president of the National Union of Hospital and Healthcare Employees and vice president of AFSCME International.

District 1199C represents over 13,000 workers in the health care industry.

Career Wardrobe to host interview prep events

Applications are now open for Career Wardrobe’s free interview prep events this November in Philadelphia and Delaware County.

The events are open to any unemployed or underemployed job seeker looking to improve their interviewing skills.

The events will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at 62 W. Marshall Road, Lansdowne, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 22 at 1822 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia. Both locations will have a guest speaker, a volunteer group to help with interview prep, makeup and headshots, networking cards, breakfast and lunch.

GPCVC partners with Philadelphia Foundation

The Greater Philadelphia Corporate Volunteer Council (GPCVC) has formed a new partnership with the Philadelphia Foundation to help strategically guide corporate volunteerism throughout the region.

Both GPCVC and the Philadelphia Foundation work to develop effective public and private partnerships by increasing the pipeline of local volunteers to provide sustained support to the nonprofit community.

The GPCVC’s focus on employee volunteerism will be bolstered by the Philadelphia Foundation’s Key Skills Hub, an online portal in which corporate volunteers bring their professional expertise to bear on specific projects.

GPCVC-supported nonprofits will also have priority access to that marketplace of volunteers willing to donate their time to capacity-building projects in areas such as marketing, communications and human resources.

U.S. SBA seeks award nominations

The U.S. Small Business Administration is accepting nominations for the 2020 National and Eastern Pennsylvania District Small Business Awards

National Small Business Week Awards include: Small Business Person of the Year, Small Business Exporter of the Year, 8(a) Graduate of the Year, the Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Award, and the Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award.

Local SBA Eastern Pennsylvania District Office Awards include: Entrepreneurial Success, Family-Owned Business of the Year, Minority-Owned Small Business Person of the Year, Veteran-Owned Small Business Person of the Year, Woman-Owned Small Business Person of the Year, and Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Jan. 7 is the deadline for submissions. For local award nomination guidelines and tips, visit sba.gov/nsbw

— Compiled by Ayana Jones

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