Dec 13, 2021

Phlebotomists are in high demand and two Lehigh Valley schools are stepping up to fill the void

The healthcare system is facing another shortage and one school is paying students to study while another is opening a new program. The shortage – those that take your blood. 

Dec 9, 2021

Tower Health to close two Chester County hospitals

Reading-based Tower Health will close two Chester County hospitals by the end of January after a sales agreement fell through. 

Dec 2, 2021

Giant Company employees graduate from first Department Manager Business Academy at Central Penn College 

An inaugural class of 27 Giant employees graduated from a customized, nine-month management program created through a partnership by The Giant Company and Central Penn College. 

Nov 17, 2021

Pa. L&I officials tour Reading apprenticeship program

A program in Berks County that helps those who have been incarcerated gain job skills was highlighted by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry this week. 

Nov 16, 2021

Worker misclassification policies taken up by state Senate Democrats

The state Senate Democratic Policy Committee heard concerns about worker misclassification by employers, which can result in lost tax revenue and worker’s compensation benefits. 

Nov 9, 2021

Rock Lititz workforce education event looks to future music production professionals 

Lititz-based music production community Rock Lititz is hosting its annual Rock Lititz Live Event Career Exploration Conference this week. 

Nov 2, 2021

Pennsylvania to receive $100,000 grant for workforce digital literacy 

The state Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) announced on Tuesday that Pennsylvania will be awarded up to $100,000 to provide technical assistance to ensure job seekers have the skills needed to participate in a rapidly changing workforce. 

Oct 25, 2021

Digital literacy grants aimed at helping job seekers

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry is working to improve digital literacy skills for job seekers with an additional $1.53 million in Digital Literacy and Workforce Development Grants to support local programs. 

Oct 22, 2021

September unemployment down in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry reported that the state’s unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point over the month to 6.2% in September.  

Oct 14, 2021

LeadingAge PA awards $98,000 in workforce grants

Senior housing, health care and community services trade association, LeadingAge PA awarded $98,000 in workforce grants to nine of its members on Thursday. 

Oct 7, 2021

Lehigh Valley businesses recognized for employing people with disabilities

Thirteen Lehigh Valley employers are being recognized for their work in employing people with disabilities by the Lehigh Valley Employment Coalition. 

Sep 28, 2021

COVID-19 pandemic drives innovation in manufacturing industry

The combination of multiple disruptions and a global recession has created an even more competitive environment than ever before. The stakes for successful innovation have risen as high as life and death for many companies.