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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 one-on-one recruiting from existing employees, family and friends – and they’re sourcing new talent in unexpected places.

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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, talented workers of tomorrow. Kevin ...

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How to know when it’s time to MOVE

Home or business, it’s always about location. From attracting and retaining employees, to product transportation and distribution companies looking to move, businesses should keep key factors in mind before buying or leasing a new property. “Know your neighborhood. Know your merchant neighbors for retailers, restaurants or shopping, and know where your employees will be coming from, for any business,” said ...

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Training can reinforce inclusive workplace policies

Not every company offers diversity training, but in today’s changing economic and political climate every business can benefit from it. While laws ban discriminatory hiring practices based on race, age or gender, workplace diversity or sensitivity training is a proactive step designed to create an environment where everyone feels comfortable and accepted. Feeling safe at work translates into the potential ...

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River Wealth Advisors opens new office in Allentown

Susquehanna Township-based wealth management firm River Wealth Advisors has now opened a new office at 842 W. Hamilton Street in Allentown. It will be run by Judy Savchak, who serves as senior vice president and Lehigh Valley market leader, and Debbie Hippensteel, the investment portfolio manager.

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