Recent Articles from Trevor Fitzpatrick
House GOP advances measure limiting Wolf disaster authority
A state House committee voted on party lines Tuesday to keep portions of the governor’s coronavirus disaster emergency in place until October but end fast-track contracting rules and other provisions.
Fulton Bank partners with national association to serve changing housing market
Lancaster-based Fulton Bank is set to train its employees to meet the housing needs of underserved areas in the midstate through a partnership with a national mortgage banker association.
54% of Americans would consider leaving a company if it didn’t speak out against racial injustice, new report finds
One year after the death of George Floyd, a new report from diversity, equity and inclusion strategy firm Paradigm finds that many Americans are not only more aware of racial injustice in the United States, but they also want to see their own company take action against it.
Consumer confidence ticks down in May, but remains strong
Consumer confidence ticked down slightly in May but remains nearly as high as its been since the pandemic began.
Is there really a truck driver shortage?
It was the perfect anecdote to whiz around the internet. A number of outlets, including Newsweek, recently reported that a trucking company in Texas, Sisu Energy, is offering to pay truck drivers "14,000 a week — $728,000 a year" because of a "nationwide shortage of truckers."
Customers Bank is expanding into Orlando, Dallas and Chicago
Customers Bank, headquartered in West Reading, is expanding to Florida and Texas and extending its presence in the Midwest. The bank will open branches in Orlando, Dallas, and Chicago, according to a release.
Microsoft reveals changes it’s made to enable its employees to work both at home and in the office
After sending its employees home last year to reduce the spread of coronavirus, Microsoft has decided how it will operate with some employees on-site while others continue to contribute remotely.
COVID testing’s value shrinks as vaccines beat back virus
Federal health officials’ new, more relaxed recommendations on masks have all but eclipsed another major change in guidance from the government: Fully vaccinated Americans can largely skip getting tested for the coronavirus.
How a small change could help revitalize main streets across Pa.
Land banks clean and recycle land: They can acquire a piece of property and clear it of old legal entanglements and taxes so it can be sold and returned to use. But there’s one type of property that land banks have a really hard time working with — brownfields.
A shortage of workers driving up starting wages
Wages are dramatically higher because of growth in the industrial sector and the demand for workers in retail and hospitality industries that had to let many employees go at the height of the pandemic.
How companies are supporting employee mental health
Many companies are figuring out how to bring workers back into a physical space, which could complicate employee mental health even further, says Yu Tse Heng, a management researcher at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business.
Biden’s solar ambitions collide with China labor complaints
The Biden administration’s solar power ambitions are colliding with complaints the global industry depends on Chinese raw materials that might be produced by forced labor.