550,000 ADULTS. 210,000 JOBS. AN ECONOMY IN JEOPARDY. Learn how YOU can be a part of the solution. In June 2009, the Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board published Help Wanted: Knowledge Workers Needed. This publication, containing original research, demonstrates the growing gap between the essential needs of our business and the fundamental skills of our people. While the data behind this report is specific to the Philadelphia region, the need to prepare our citizens with the skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary to compete in our global economy is becoming increasingly important everywhere. In twelve artistic pages (and 3 charts), learn how we can connect our residents to jobs with benefits and advancement opportunities and provide our employers with workers that fuel prosperity and productivity.