NCC graduates of Precision Machining program celebrated for success
Graduates of Northampton Community College's (NCC) new Precision Machining program were celebrated by the head of the state Department of Community and Economic Development’s Workforce Initiatives today.
Pennsylvania removes waitlist for career help for those with disabilities
Pennsylvanians with disabilities will no longer have to wait for help with vocational rehabilitation services.
Economy adds 528,000 jobs in July, smashing expectations
The U.S. labor market performed well beyond expectations last month, adding 528,000 jobs and dropping the unemployment rate to 3.5%.
DHL Express to vote on new contract this month
Local union leaders representing Teamsters at DHL Express unanimously endorsed a tentative DHL National Master Agreement.
Uline hiring to fill new Alburtis East Coast Distribution Center
Uline is getting ready to open its new 925,000-square-foot East Coast Distribution Center at 8449 Congdon Hill Drive in Alburtis.
Pa. Minimum Wage Act changes now in effect
Changes to Pennsylvania’s Minimum Wage Act take effect starting Aug. 5. The new regulations update how employers pay tipped workers and ensure that salaried employees with fluctuating schedules are properly compensated for overtime.
In Person services helping unemployment claimants
Department of Labor and Industry Secretary Jennifer Berrier has announced that in-person services for Unemployment Compensation claimants are now available by appointment at all PA CareerLink centers throughout the commonwealth including centers at 555 Union Blvd. in Allentown and at 1920 Kutztown Rd. in Reading.
Phoenix Tube Co. to create 30 jobs with expansion
Phoenix Tube Company Inc., a manufacturer of stainless-steel products, is expanding its operation in Bethlehem which will create at least 30 full-time jobs.
Newsmakers: Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, Iron Hill Construction Management Co. and more
Recent new hires include Tower Health, Morton Brown Family Wealth and more.
Sen. Casey visits Muhlenberg to support inmate education program
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pennsylvania, was in Allentown Monday to promote a program at Muhlenberg College aimed at helping former prison inmates get back into the workforce.
Pa. Unemployment dropped in June
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry reported that the state’s unemployment rate was down one-tenth of a percentage point over the month to 4.5% in June.
Business owners face possible tax increase if UC Trust Fund not solvent by November
Business owners could be hit with increased taxes starting next year if the state Unemployment Compensation (UC) Trust Fund is not solvent. Alex Halper, director of government affairs for the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce, said the chamber is working with legislators to make sure the UC Trust Fund is funded so business owners don’t see […]