Jan 27, 2021

Fix the pandemic and get the economy going, our panelists tell President Biden

If there’s one thing President Joe Biden can do in his first 100 days to help the nation’s economy it’s this: get the COVID-19 pandemic under control. That’s the consensus of three panelists who participated in the “Business Impact: First 100 Days” webinar hosted by Central Penn Business Journal and Lehigh Valley Business.

Jan 25, 2021

Op-Ed: Higher Ed must prepare students for changing workforce needs

In the midst of national and statewide economic uncertainty, heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic, business and community leaders across Pennsylvania continue to express a common, shared concern – a shortage of quality local talent to fill in-demand positions. 

Jan 22, 2021

PUA now accepting benefit claims from Gig workers, self-employed

Gig workers, freelancers and the self-employed in the state can now begin applying for claims for an extra $300 in weekly assistance.

Jan 22, 2021

Pennsylvania unemployment rate dips to 6.7% for December

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate dipped to 6.7% in December, down 0.1 percentage points from November, and matching the national rate.

Jan 21, 2021

Capitol riot underscores need to set standards for employee behavior

The January 6 events at the nation’s Capitol Building could have a lasting impact on how much attention employers pay to employee behavior outside of work.

Jan 15, 2021

Op-Ed: Pa. Supreme Court clarifies requirements for non-compete agreements

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court spoke to the issue of the required consideration for restrictive covenants in employment contracting in Rullex Co., LLC v. Tel-Stream, Inc. The Court was tasked with determining whether a non-compete agreement that was signed by the parties after employment began was enforceable.

Jan 11, 2021

Pennsylvania makes $4.7M in grants to boost workforce training

A number of regional workforce development programs will benefit from $4.7 million in PAsmart Next Generation Industry Partnership Grants.

Jan 8, 2021

State hospitality association leader talks COVID-19 and the future of the state’s industry

This has been a tough year for the hospitality industry and few organizations are more aware of that than the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association (PRLA). The Central Penn Business Journal recently sat down with John Longstreet, president of the PRLA, to talk about how its members are coping with the pandemic and what the organization is doing to help. 

Jan 7, 2021

In Duncannon, nature and open spaces are bringing in business

Kirkhoff said that the borough welcomes visitors and businesses alike and is in the process of revitalization. A challenge they continue to face, however, is limited resources, at a time when the water and sewer systems need a lot of work. 

Jan 7, 2021

Across the Midstate the demand for warehousing and logistics grows

Like the rest of the state and the country, the situation remains dire for the retail, restaurant, hospitality, accommodation, tourism and recreation sectors. Industries that are hiring include healthcare, construction, warehousing, distribution and manufacturing, all of which were having problems finding workers before the pandemic.

Dec 30, 2020

Labor Dept. rules Delta discriminated against pilot after questioning her mental health

The Labor Department ruled Delta Air Lines discriminated against a pilot after they questioned her psychiatric health amid her raising safety concerns. 

Dec 30, 2020

The pandemic is leading more future retirees to a financial awakening

With the pandemic creating more time in many peoples’ lives along with more free time at home people seem to be paying more attention to financial planning, said Joyce Petrenchak, senior vice president and wealth strategy regional manager for PNC Bank’s northeast region.