Workforce Initiatives

As one of the nation’s great urban universities, and one of Philadelphia’s largest private employers, Temple recognizes that the neighborhoods we do business in are strategically connected to the future success of the University.

The Community Outreach & Hiring Initiative was designed to ensure a mutually beneficial future for both Temple and our neighbors by increasing employment opportunities at Temple and with our many business partners.

To find a listing of University job openings visit Jobs@Temple


In order to assist neighbors of our Main and Health Science Campuses, the Community Outreach and Hiring Team:

  • Facilitates connections between neighbors to internal & external employment resources.
  • Increases the number of area residents finding career opportunities with the University and other local employers.

Temple is committed to having access to viable applicants for employment that includes qualified candidates from our immediate neighborhood. To do so, we partner with our area Churches, CDC’s, NAC’s and community groups & leaders for employment referrals and to encourage the community to take advantage of training workshops. We regularly reach out to our neighbors to inform them of available positions.

Job Readiness Workshops

Temple University understands that employment seekers have an interest in strengthening their job force skills in order to increase their employment qualifications. Our Human Resource department assists by providing job readiness workshops which include:

  • Managing the on-line application process
  • Resume development
  • Interviewing skills workshops
  • Personal Coaching Sessions
  • Administrative Clerical — Professionals Talent Pool

For additional information about community hiring and professional development events contact: Michael Robinson, director of Community Outreach & Hiring by phone at 215-204-0677 or e-mail

Small Business Development Center

Photo of man at a business seminar

Since 1983, the Temple Small Business Development Center, a program of the Fox School of Business and Management, has provided consulting and educational programs to small and emerging companies in Southeastern Pennsylvania, serving more than 8,000 businesses in that time and conducting workshops and seminars attended by more than 10,000 entrepreneurs.

The SBDC’s Incubator Program can serve up to 20 new and existing businesses. The program serves a highly diverse population: Nearly half of the incubator clients represent minority groups and female entrepreneurs.