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Why apprenticeships are the future of our economy

Not all successful careers start with a college degree. I understand it may seem strange for a community college president to say that a college degree is not necessary to have a career that earns a family-sustaining wage. At HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, this philosophy is reflected through our new purpose statement: Learning for all; learning for life. We ...

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1,500 net jobs lost in October: study

While economic indicators remain high for the U.S. economy as a whole, central and southeastern Pennsylvania have been beset by tumultuous global trade and a weak manufacturing sector for the last year and a half, according to a recently published study by analysts at RKL, a business consulting firm based in Lancaster.

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A shortage of construction workers is posing challenges for the industry, raising costs and stressing workers

The nationwide shortage of construction workers is posing challenges for the industry, including making it harder to meet deadlines, raising costs to complete projects, and forcing firms to ask their skilled laborers to do more work. There's no easy solutions in sight, but those in the field are making efforts to tackle the problem.

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