Jul 17, 2023

Greater Reading Chamber Alliance, CliftonLarsonAllen and more name new hires, promotions

Other local hires include Estate Planning Council of the Lehigh Valley and Planned Parenthood Keystone.

Jul 14, 2023

Stitch Fix officially announces almost 400 layoffs 

After announcing last month that it was permanently closing its Lower Nazareth Township warehouse at 4770 Hanoverville Road, leaving hundreds jobless, Stitch Fix Inc. filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification letter confirming the news. 

Jun 23, 2023

Forman Mills to close Whitehall store, others if retailer files for bankruptcy

Discount retail chain Forman Mills will be cutting 245 jobs – including 31 at its Whitehall store – and filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy if the company doesn’t find a buyer, it reported to the state.

Jun 21, 2023

Clothing brand Buck Mason moves into knitting mills vacated by Stitch Fix

Venice, California-based clothing brand Buck Mason has formed the Buck Mason Knitting Mill factory at the site of the old Mohnton Knitting Mills in Berks County.

May 19, 2023

Air Products extends CEO’s term to 2028

Allentown-based Air Products’ board of directors announced an amendment to the employment agreement with Air Products’ chairman, president and CEO, Seifi Ghasemi, further extending his term. The amended agreement will initially extend Ghasemi’s employment term to Sept. 30, 2028. On Sept. 30, 2024 and each year thereafter, the contract term will automatically renew to be […[...]

May 11, 2023

Both sides claim win in historic $22 million East Penn overtime verdict

The historic awarding of $22 million in back wages to employees of East Penn Manufacturing is a win for the worker, said Elizabeth Kuschel, senior trial attorney for the regional Office of the Solicitor in Philadelphia. 

May 2, 2023

Berks mushroom grower lays offs 161 workers

Donna Bella Farms will stop operating its mushroom-growing facilities in Muhlenberg Township, Berks County, laying off 161 people, a large number of whom – if not all - will be offered new employment.

Apr 24, 2023

New hires and promotions in accounting, banking, health care and nonprofit sectors

Four local organizations in different industry recently made key appointments to their teams.

Apr 19, 2023

Santander Bank to lay off 77 workers in Reading

Santander Bank N.A. will lay off 77 employees at its facility at 450 Penn St., Reading - job losses it believes will be permanent.

Apr 10, 2023

Print-on-demand facility to close in Breinigsville, cut 260 jobs

Lightning Source LLC, a printer and distributor of print-on-demand books, is closing its facility in Breinigsville, eliminating 260 jobs.

Apr 10, 2023

US creates 236,000 jobs in March; unemployment rate 3.5%

U.S. employers added 236,000 jobs in March, suggesting to economists that the economy may not dip into recession despite numerous Federal Reserve interest rate hikes.

Wendy Beltzner, Krista Berardelli, Eric Zahniser, Mandy Tolino, Sarah Rubright McCahon and Luis Campos. PHOTOS/PROVIDED
Mar 28, 2023

Keystone Precision Solutions, Allentown City Council and more name new appointments, hires

Other recent hires include Cresa, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach and Girls on the Run Berks County.