Oct 25, 2019

The Cannabis Challenge: Growing an industry

Amid legal and financial challenges, cannabis entrepreneurs are banking on growing cultural acceptance of their product to succeed.

Oct 24, 2019

Millions in grants available for workforce education programs

Millions of dollars in grants are being made available by the state for teachers to visit with local employers to learn new skills and industry trends to bring back to their classes.

Oct 24, 2019

Utz adds seven brands to its portfolio

Utz Quality Foods LLC has acquired seven snacking brands in a deal with Chicago-based branded food company, Conagra Brands.

Oct 22, 2019

Immigration could ease industry labor woes

Admitting more immigrants is one way U.S. policymakers can bolster growth in the workforce, some experts say

Oct 18, 2019

Early basic skills training needed to improve Pa’s workforce

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale met with members of the York County Economic Alliance Workforce Advisory Committee Friday to discuss ways to improve workforce development in the state.

Oct 18, 2019

Survey puts numbers to workforce gap in southcentral PA

The workforce gap in Pennsylvania’s manufacturing industry is well documented, but a recent survey of local employers highlights how widespread that gap has become.

Oct 17, 2019

Lebanon career fair targets workforce gap

The Lebanon County Counselor’s Association is hosting a career fair at the end of the month and is inviting both schools and employers to attend.

Oct 16, 2019

Buck named as chairman of Hershey

The Hershey Co. has elected current president and CEO Michele Buck as chairman of the board of directors, according to the company.

Oct 11, 2019

Advances in technology are preventing injuries, saving time and creating jobs

Are “collaborative robots” or cobots the next team trend in manufacturing automation? How about more widespread use of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and 3D printing?

Oct 11, 2019

Manufacturing’s changes and challenges

Manufacturing employers across Pennsylvania continue to struggle to fill manufacturing jobs – they create them faster than workers step up to fill them. Employers are promoting jobs through advocacy programs and manufacturing non-profit groups, working with public school district officials and guidance offices, career and technical school partnerships as well as old-fashioned word of mouth and o[...]

Oct 11, 2019

Building a workforce: Instructor helps students win big in national manufacturing competitions

As the demand for skilled labor continues to grow, one technical school has seen a large number of its students achieve big wins in national manufacturing competitions. The achievements are important indicators that technical schools such as Carbon Career & Technical Institute in Jim Thorpe can be fertile environments for students to become the skilled, […]

Oct 11, 2019

A Conversation With: Michelle Finch

Michelle Finch, 48, is operations manager for Turkey Hill Dairy, based in Conestoga. She joined the company in 2015 and has been part of the company’s expansion into national distribution. Her career has been spent mostly in food manufacturing, having worked at Mars Chocolate North America, Frito-Lay’s York operation, and Kellogg’s Inc.