Aug 9, 2022

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. 

Aug 8, 2022

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. 

Aug 8, 2022

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%.

Aug 8, 2022

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. 

Aug 5, 2022

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. 

Aug 5, 2022

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. 

Jul 29, 2022

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. 

Jul 28, 2022

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. 

Jul 27, 2022

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.

Jul 25, 2022

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. 

Jul 22, 2022

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.

Jul 14, 2022

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 […]