May 12, 2021

Racial inequalities persist in U.S. unemployment numbers

Racial inequities in the unemployment count persist, according to the United States Department of Labor’s April Jobs Report.  

Apr 28, 2021

Pa. resumes use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine

Pennsylvania has resumed use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, following a thorough federal review which reaffirmed the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness against the virus, according to the Harrisburg-based Hospital and Health System Association of Pennsylvania.

Apr 15, 2021

A Pain in the Mask; From “Mask Jaw” to trigger finger, the rise in pandemic-related workplace injuries

When it comes to focusing on workplace wellness amidst the pandemic, many things come to mind. Stress management, social distancing, mask-wearing and working from home when possible. All contribute to keeping workers healthy, both mentally and physically.

Apr 13, 2021

Wegmans, Hilton, Target among Fortune’s 100 best big companies to work for

Wegmans, Hilton and Target are among a number of large corporations with Pennsylvania locations appearing on Fortune’s top 100 companies to work for.

Apr 9, 2021

Amazon union organizers deflated as vote tilts against them

Amazon is heading into the final stretch of a union push in Bessemer, Alabama, with a sizeable lead over labor organizers.

Apr 8, 2021

State College contractor accused of stealing thousands from employees

A State College-based contractor was charged with four counts of theft in one of the largest prevailing wage criminal cases on record, Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced on Thursday.

Mar 26, 2021

February unemployment unchanged in Pennsylvania

No change in the unemployment rate for the state of Pennsylvania.

Mar 19, 2021

L&I announces $2.6 million to prepare students for jobs post-pandemic

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry announced that $2.6 million in Schools-to-Work program grants is available to support new partnerships between schools and employers to create employment paths for students.

Mar 17, 2021

Should the employer or employee bear the costs of working from home?

Pennsylvanians joined the rest of the nation with the “work from home” trend during the COVID-19 pandemic. But who bore the brunt of the cost for this unwanted necessity?

Mar 16, 2021

Survey of PA businesses shows pandemic had minor impact on benefit plans

Pennsylvania businesses mostly held back on making large changes to their benefit plans during the pandemic, according to a survey of 100 organizations by Harrisburg employee benefit and investment advisory firm Conrad Siegel.

Mar 16, 2021

Top leaders weigh in on working from home and what comes next

According to the most recent Waterman Hurst survey of the gatekeepers℠, a virtual community of top leaders, 95% of leaders surveyed have implemented new WFH policies in 2020. The gatekeepers reflected on the WFH experience and responded with the following:

Mar 12, 2021

January sees uptick in Pennsylvania unemployment

Pennsylvania saw a small over month uptick in unemployment in January.