PHL Airport to host TransWork Job Fair

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) will host the first job fair for TransWork.

The job fair is focused on helping transgender, non-binary and gender variant individuals find employment at the airport. The City’s Division of Aviation has opportunities for civil service positions and there are some 200 private businesses as well as federal government agencies that operate at PHL.

The fair will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Sept 10 at the William Way Community Center, 1315 Spruce St.

New board members for Philadelphia Works, Inc.

Philadelphia Works, Inc., the city’s workforce development board, has announced the appointment of four local professionals to its Board of Directors. The four new members, as appointed by Mayor Jim Kenney are: Bittenbender Construction Owner and Managing Partner Emily Bittenbender, Wilco Electronic Systems Executive Vice President Brigitte Daniel, PECO Vice President of Communications Douglas Oliver, and Microsoft Technology Center Director April Walker. Each appointee will serve a three-year term.

Philadelphia Works’ Board of Directors is comprised of a mandated mix of leaders from the business, nonprofit, labor and government sectors. They are responsible for making the strategic and financial decisions that provide economic opportunities to all Philadelphians and sustainable growth to regional employers.

Nominations for women in business awards

Nominations are being accepted for the 2019 Stevie Awards for Women in Business through Sept. 18.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor the achievements of working women in more than 90 categories, including Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive of the Year, Mentor or Coach of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, Achievement in Equal Pay, Women Helping Women, Employee of the Year, Woman-Owned or -Run Company of the Year and Innovator of the Year. All female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run, worldwide, are eligible to be nominated.

Finalists will be announced on Oct. 2, and the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners will be revealed at a gala awards dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Nov. 15.

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Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grants

Three Philadelphia schools each will receive $3,000 grants from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to support youth literacy programs.

They are Francis Scott Key School, Henry A. Brown Elementary School and Mitchell Elementary School.

The grants are part of more than $2.8 million that the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded this month. The grants support youth literacy programs within a 20-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center in the 44 states Dollar General serves.

McDonald’s to offer delivery in Philadelphia

McDelivery will be available from 258 McDonald’s restaurants in Philadelphia.

McDonald’s is launching the service to 10,000 restaurants nationwide after a 200-restaurant pilot in Houston, Texas.

McDelivery with DoorDash launched in the U.S. in 2017, with partners including Uber Eats, and is expected to be a $4 billion business for both McDonald’s and its franchise restaurants globally in 2019.

Columbus Crossing redevelopment complete

Columbus Crossing has a new look and a new mix of businesses.

The center at 1851 S. Columbus Blvd. now provides the local community with national brands such as T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods, Ulta Beauty and Old Navy.

ShopCore Properties, the owner of the center, said the redevelopment of the center should help it appeal to more national tenants and attract a wider range of customers.

— Compiled by Ayana Jones

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