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The Gig economy is up

The GIG is up

Whether from desire or necessity, gig workers, those defined as independent contractors, freelancers or part-time jobbers, continue to fill gaps or take ongoing work to meet employer’s needs in an evolving workforce landscape.

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Why apprenticeships are the future of our economy

Not all successful careers start with a college degree. I understand it may seem strange for a community college president to say that a college degree is not necessary to have a career that earns a family-sustaining wage. At HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, this philosophy is reflected through our new purpose statement: Learning for ...

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Guest view: Build workplace friendships on positivity

Recently, a co-worker was telling a story about a former mentor of hers who once said to her, “You know why I like you? Because you and I hate the same people.” We had an awkward chuckle over the shock and aggressiveness of that statement, but, it reminded me of Brene Brown’s concept of Common Enemy Intimacy.

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Collaborative discussion: Two years in since Highmark/Penn State partnership

Central Penn Business Journal played host to a sponsored roundtable discussion earlier this fall with key representatives from Highmark, Penn State Health and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg. The talk centered on the collaborative partnership between Highmark and Penn State Health, which was announced in December 2017 and it highlighted why the collaborative makes ...

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D&H Distributing opens ‘Google of the East’ in Lower Paxton

Having a bright red, one-story, playground-quality corkscrew slide in your office doesn’t automatically qualify you as a progressive, forward-thinking workplace, but let’s be honest, it doesn’t hurt. That is one of the first things you’ll see if you walk into the building at 100 Tech Drive in Lower Paxton Township. Formerly home to Amp Inc., ...

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