May 24, 2022

Three Central Pennsylvania programs receive School-to-Work grants

Three Central Pennsylvania programs designed to prepare students for the workforce are among 12 programs chosen to receive Schools-to-Work grants. 

May 23, 2022

Free on-the-job training program for hospital support staff starts June 6

A new program, the Environmental and Food Service Associate Training Program, will offer free work skills and on-the-job training for hospital house cleaning and food service. 

Apr 20, 2022

PNC grant to support Thaddeus Stevens effort to educate low-income adults

PNC Foundation is supporting Thaddeus Stevens College Foundation’s efforts to put low-income adults from Black and brown communities in Lancaster to work. 

Apr 14, 2022

Apprenticeship programs are on the rise and the state is investing

Apprenticeship programs are growing across the state to help students earn while they learn and provide employers with a stream of workers they need.  Thursday, Gov. Tom Wolf announced awards totaling more than $11 million for 26 apprenticeship programs for occupations in agriculture, manufacturing, health care, IT, education, human services, building trades and more.  “Apprenticeships [&h[...]

Sep 2, 2021

Pennsylvania Petroleum Association opens expanded training facility, launching new teaching program next year

The Pennsylvania Petroleum Association (PPA) finished expansions to its Pennsylvania Petroleum Association Technical Education Center (PPATEC), which it says will help it increase the number of qualified home and business heating and cooling service professionals in the area. 

Aug 12, 2021

Is the office passé? Not in Central Pa., where vacancy rates are below the national average

How robust is the demand for office space in central Pennsylvania? Among developers and commercial real estate agents, perspectives vary, with some seeing strong activity across the board, while others point to uncertainty as businesses navigate the COVID-19 economy.

Jul 6, 2021

Lack of childcare forcing women out of workforce

Kendra Auker is president and CEO of the Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg. She oversees 2,000 employees, 1,600 of them women, and many of them in their child rearing years.

May 25, 2021

Stress, burnout and retirement are depleting nursing’s ranks, including the instructors needed to train their replacements

“Physically, psychologically, it was too much,” Grab said, adding that a lot of nurses left the field in the past year. “Unfortunately, there are not enough nurses in the pipeline to fill those spots.”

May 25, 2021

Unemployment work search requirements to resume in July

With vaccines now readily available and COVID-19 numbers dropping, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry is saying it will soon be time for those on unemployment to start looking for work.

May 21, 2021

How employers can respond to CDC mask guidance in the workplace

On May 13, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) changed its COVID-19 masking guidelines, announcing fully vaccinated Americans could now unmask indoors.

May 14, 2021

The PRO Act is being called a ‘game changer’ by unions, and a threat to worker freedom by right-to-work advocates

The PRO Act, a prospective legislative move currently under consideration in the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, as proposed would ban state right-to-work laws, require employers to provide personal employee information to unions, such as cell phone numbers and addresses, and make it harder for companies to legally hire gig workers.  

May 14, 2021

How the PRO Act defines gig workers

Under the proposed Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act gig workers including freelancers, independent contractors and temporary workers would need to pass a test to be classified as gig workers.