Jan 3, 2020

Steven & Lee, Stevens & Lee/Griffin name new chairman

Ernie Choquette has been named chairman of Stevens & Lee and Stevens & Lee/Griffin.

Jan 3, 2020

New law could change how you save for retirement

On Dec. 20, Congress passed the Setting Everyone Up For Retirement Enhancement Act, which became law on Jan. 1. It adds changes to how people can save for retirement.

Jan 2, 2020

U-Haul to stop hiring smokers in Pa., 20 other states

Starting next month you won’t be able to get a job at U-Haul in Pennsylvania if you’re a cigarette smoker.

Jan 2, 2020

110 Drexel Medicine employees join Reading’s Tower Health Medical Group

As part of Tower Health’s recent partnership with Philadelphia’s Drexel University, 110 clinicians and staff from Drexel Medicine joined Tower Health Medical Group, effective Jan. 1.

Dec 30, 2019

$80M recycling plant set to open in Berks County, could create more than 130 jobs

CarbonLITE Holdings LLC, a California-based manufacturer, plans to open an $80 million, 270,000-square-foot recycling plant in Berks County early this year that should bring more than 130 jobs to the region.

Dec 27, 2019

Dealership eyes property for potential expansion

Now that the owner of a major Lehigh Valley auto dealership bought a nearly two-acre site in Lower Macungie Township at a sheriff’s sale last week, he’s eyeing the land for potential expansion.

Dec 27, 2019

The GIG is up

Whether from desire or necessity, gig workers, those defined as independent contractors, freelancers or part-time jobbers, continue to fill gaps or take ongoing work to meet employer’s needs in an evolving workforce landscape.

Dec 26, 2019

Hospital industry supports one of every 10 jobs in Pa., according to HHAP report

Pennsylvania hospitals and health systems contributed $136.1 billion to the commonwealth’s economy from 2018 to 2019, according to a white paper analysis released on Dec. 16 by the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania. The white paper also reports that Pennsylvania hospitals accounted for more than one of every 10 jobs in the state.

Dec 26, 2019

Here’s how to tell if you need a freelancer, or new employee

From withholdings to workers’ compensation, unemployment benefits to paid time off, it’s important to set up your freelance workers as independent contractors.

Dec 23, 2019

Mattress manufacturer will close early next year

The closure for Corsicana Bedding in Barnesville would affect 59 employees, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, or WARN notice sent by the company.

Dec 20, 2019

Crayola names former Yankee Candle exec CEO

Easton’s Crayola Inc. tapped a former Yankee Candle executive as its new CEO. Rich Wuerthele, who has been in the consumer goods industry for more than 30 years, will take the helm of the crayon and art products company Jan. 16.

Dec 20, 2019

$5.8M invested in workforce reentry

Gov. Tom Wolf plans to invest $5.8 million in educational and trade skill-building programs to train young adults in the justice system to re-enter the workforce.