March 18, 2021

Building and maintaining positive relationships is one way that Life’sWork supports and finds unique employment opportunities for the individuals we serve. We are very excited to have a strong partnership with the University of Pittsburgh, where we support their operations by working in their electronic waste recovery department breaking down and recycling outdated computers. When building a small group staffing team, we custom build a team of individuals that aligns with the culture as well as the proper blend of skills and expertise to fit the needs. We want the partnership to be a win-win-win for the organization, the clients and the community, so that you can think of Life’sWork as an extension of your team. We are invested in our partners' successes as well as the individuals that we serve and our clients take pride and ownership in their work!

Please click on the video below to see a possible opportunity for individuals that you serve. We are also grateful for our relationship with you and hope that we can continue to be a provider of choice for the individuals that you know and/or serve.

Chris Phelps, MBA
Director of Client Services
(412) 471-2600 x.330
Ed O'Rourke
Adult Services Coordinator
(412) 271-2600 x. 218
University of Pittsburgh E-Waste
Partner Spotlights
Open Opportunities
  • Pitt Surplus: To complete the last step in cybersecurity, our Small Group Staffing teams go to the University of Pittsburgh Surplus warehouse to disassemble and recycle used computers. This opportunity involves hands-on experience in IT hardware!
  • Coen Markets (formerly Cogo's): We began with 4 store locations 4 days a week and are expanding our services to other store locations. This opportunity brings a variety of industrial cleaning techniques and practices.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Power Products (MEPPI): We have two (2) small group staffing opportunities that are out at MEPPI, located in Warrendale, including cleaning in the High Voltage division and assembly in the Transit division.
  • Facility-Based Vocational Rehabilitation (FBVR): Some of our new exciting partners that our clients perform work for at our FBVR program are: Allegheny County Dept. of Human Services, All-Clad, Highmark Health (Carpet Recycling), UPMC (mailing), Little Earth, Glen Carbide, Adams Manufacturing, PH Tech, T&M Distribution , Visit Pittsburgh and many others.
Other Success Stories
  • Prinzo & Associates: Our client Peter needed 600 hours of supervised experience to be able to complete his CPA license. Matt at Prinzo & Associates, a local established Certified Public Accounting Firm, embraced the opportunity and hired Peter at his office in the South Hills Area. If you're interested in an opportunity like this, contact our job coaches!
  • TREK Development Group: Eugene was a part of our Mobile Work Crew, a segment of our Small Group Staffing program that traveled around in teams to do light janitorial and maintenance work. Seeking a more independent opportunity, Life'sWork coaches found an opportunity with our partners at TREK for Eugene to take his skills to an integrated role at their office. Our job coaches can find similar placements for you!
  • UPMC Supply Chain: Our Small Group Staffing teams go out in groups of 3-4 clients daily to UPMC Supply Chain Management in Warrendale, PA to assemble much needed COVID test kits.
Looking for a previous Employment First Toolkit? CLICK HERE to see the archive!
For more information, contact:

Ed O'Rourke, Adult Services Coordinator
(412) 471-2600 x. 218
(412) 471-2600