Oct 27, 2020

Unemployment in Pennsylvania: Few claimants with frozen benefits confirming identities

Two weeks after Pennsylvania launched a new layer of fraud checks, most independent contractors and gig workers whose unemployment benefits were temporarily frozen have yet to verify their identities.

Oct 26, 2020

What’s in your toolbox? The pandemic is redefining the skills employers will seek in employees

What traits will business owners value most and how have business perceptions changed since the coronavirus hit the Lehigh Valley?

Oct 26, 2020

Tobyhanna Army Depot expands industrial training

Employees at Tobyhanna Army Depot are furthering their skill sets and increasing the organization’s capability to support different types of workload, all thanks to an enhanced industrial training program. 

Oct 22, 2020

Leading a remote team may require you to tweak your style

The more the workday changes – from home offices and remote work weeks to flexible schedules, finding the best way to communicate expectations and maintain accountability and performance standards, managing virtual teams requires the same fundamentals essential to any great leadership position. 

Oct 22, 2020

Workforce Board says job opportunities shifting, but work is available

The region’s jobs posting site, CareerLink Lehigh Valley has more than 6,000 listings right now and there are more than 123,000 job postings on Pennsylvania’s statewide CareerLink.

Oct 16, 2020

Pennsylvania unemployment rate falls to 8.1%

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate dropped 2.3 percentage points to 8.1% in September as the state tries to recover from the COVID-19 shutdown.

Oct 14, 2020

CareerLink launches a redesigned website

The department launched a redesigned PA CareerLink website that focuses on accessibility and features an enhanced sourcing and application process.

Oct 13, 2020

Sheetz hiring 3,000 employees company wide

“As an essential business, Sheetz has been committed to staying open to serve the needs of the community. We are grateful for the dedication of our employees who have continued to provide superior customer service during these challenging times,"

Oct 10, 2020

Adjusting bereavement leave during COVID

While some businesses have been lucky during the pandemic, with neither positive cases nor deaths related to the disease among staff members reported, businesses remain mindful of the heightened challenges experienced by those dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Oct 9, 2020

Pennsylvania PUC says Lyft should improve safety procedures

The PUC recently reviewed the ride-share company’s background check process and raised concerns about its failure to provide data and document policies. The PUC audit was assessing the effectiveness of Lyft’s hiring, background checks and quality assurance programs.

Oct 9, 2020

Filling jobs takes clarity, completeness and compassion during the age of COVID-19

Unemployment has touched thousands of workers in the Lehigh Valley, thanks to COVID-19. But there are businesses nearby hunting for employees. For those communicating their companies’ job openings, know that effectively connecting with new talent requires clarity, completeness and a dose of compassion. 

Oct 9, 2020

Alvernia, LVHN join to offer a dual-enrollment nursing program

Alvernia University has announced a dual-enrollment nursing program with the Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing at Lehigh Valley Health Network.