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BankWork$ Gives Underemployed Residents Access to Entry Level Banking Positions
By Keith Rolland, Cascade Nov 19, 2016
Low-income residents facing employment barriers are obtaining entry-level job opportunities in the banking industry through a program launched 10 years ago in Los Angeles. The program, BankWork$, is undergoing a planned national replication. Read Article


Edmonds Resident Graduates from YWCA BankWork$ Program
By Edmonds News Feb 5, 2016
An Edmonds resident is one of two local students now working in the banking industry, after finishing the YWCA BankWork$ program. Read Article


Program for 'Banks of the Future' to Launch in Houston
By Cara Smith, Houston Business Journal Oct 15, 2015
BankWork$™, A free training program that's backed by corporate banking players such as San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) and Charlotte, North Carolina-based Bank of America Corp. (NYSE:BAC), is launching in Houston and hopes to capitalize on some of Houston's "underbanked" communities. Read Article


Nonprofit to Help Low-Income Youths Land Jobs at Banks
By Corilyn Shrophshire, Chicago Tribune Oct 15, 2015
A Los Angeles-based nonprofit is launching a free local training program to prepare and place eligible Chicago-area residents in banking industry jobs. Read Article


Bank Career Training Program Will Expand to Denver
By Monica Mendoza, Denver Business Journal Oct 13, 2015
A bank-training program meant to give a leg up to people having a tough time finding a job that leads to a career is slated to expand into Denver at the beginning of 2016. Read Article 


BankWork$ Partners with AWEE on Career Training
By AZ Business Magazine  
Arizona Women’s Education and Employment (AWEE) will partner with BankWork$™ to deepen its long-time work with adults from low-income and minority communities and those with barriers to employment. Read Article


"BankWork$ Saved My Life," Former Wells Fargo Exec's Teller Training Program Goes National 
By Patti Payne, Puget Sound Business Journal  Aug 18, 2014                                                                                                                BankWork$ is going national. The program, which finds work in the banking industry for at risk job seekers, was launched by the Seattle-based Sheri and Les Biller Foundation in Los Angeles in 2006 and in Seattle in 2011. Read Article

Job Training Effort Comes to Phoenix in 2015
By Russ Wiles, The Republican Aug. 14, 2014

Non-profit program to train inner-city adults for banking-industry careers will roll out in metro Phoenix early next year. Read Article