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Young Professionals

Guest view: National eyes are on Philadelphia pay-equity case

In 1963 the Equal Pay Act was passed with the noble intention of eliminating pay inequality by making it illegal to pay men and women unequally for equal work. Although an initial step in the right direction, over 50 years have passed, and America still struggles with a gender pay gap. A case in Philadelphia is highlighting the divisiveness of the issue.

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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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