We are re-sharing with you our first installment of the Employment First Toolkit! Unfortunately, many people told us it ended up in their spam folder - we want to make sure you see this!
Welcome to your toolkit!

Greetings from Life’sWork of Western PA!

As a partner in serving the community of individuals with disabilities (and those facing other barriers to employment), we know that finding resources for those individuals can be challenging, especially during this lingering pandemic. We are excited to announce a new tool that we believe will make your job easier.

To help ease the burden of researching the availability of services and employment opportunities, Life’sWork will share a brief, bi-monthly communication to highlight opportunities within our organization providing you with access to current openings in our programs, highlights of individuals we serve, and other information about our employees, business partners and outcomes.

We want this resource to be a handy, helpful asset for you to minimize your stress with finding the right provider, relevant resources and the best opportunity for your clients. With over 93 years of experience, Life’sWork continues to serve the community to help individuals achieve a life of purpose and self-esteem that comes with having a job. 

It would be our pleasure to assist you with finding the appropriate services unique to your situation. If you know of someone who could benefit from this information, please feel free to share.

Chris Phelps, MBA
Director of Client Services
(412) 471-2600 x.330
Ed O'Rourke
Adult Services Coordinator
(412) 271-2600 x. 218
P.S.: We are very proud of our new headquarters facility located on Pittsburgh’s South Side. Please take a virtual tour of our new space through video link below!
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Current Partner Projects
Open Opportunities
  • 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.
  • 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.
For more information, contact:

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