Tag Archives: Workforce

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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Guest view: Don’t overlook the adult learner

As career transiency becomes the norm, more “adult learners” and “non-traditional” students enter — or re-enter — the higher education space. And, due to life experience, family demands and other characteristics, the traditional model for higher education doesn’t necessarily work for this growing part of the student population.

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Guest view: To energize workforce, try a dash of purpose

The nature of our business is challenging. Caring for and comforting people at the end of life is not always easy. So, what motivates our employees at Hospice & Community Care to continue to deliver quality care and comfort? Having a sense of purpose. Knowing they are making a difference in the lives of people every day at one of the most challenging times in their lives. Here are some ways we create that sense of purpose at our organization:

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Workforce initiatives balance present, future needs

The strong economy has been making it difficult for businesses that need qualified and skilled technical workers. And while some established workforce initiatives with a long-range focus are paying off, other efforts are underway to match workers’ skills with specific jobs in the shorter term, several observers said in recent interviews.

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Lancaster technical college thrives on industry partnerships

Nestle Purina Pet Care Co.'s Hampden Township, Cumberland County factory has had a mutually beneficial relationship with Thaddeus Stevens College for ten years. The factory provides time and resources to the Lancaster college and many of the school's students have moved on to careers with the factory. As the state's manufacturing companies struggle to find new hires in a a record low unemployment, the benefits of such a relationship have become more apparent.

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