Young Professionals

A Conversation With: Arielle Weidner

Arielle Weidner, 31, joined ConnectCare3, a service offered to members of Benecon’s self-funded health benefits consortiums and cooperatives, last year as senior director of client wellness and consulting and recently transitioned into her current role.

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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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