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TechHire grants goes to Maryland tech jobs

Posted on January 5, 2016

A new grant is going to boost Maryland tech jobs. Baltimore is launching its TechHire initiative to expand pathways into tech jobs to those who have historically been left out of Baltimore’s economy and those who are underrepresented in tech fields. America has about 5.5 million open jobs today. Over half a million job openings […]

New Pennsylvania jobs boost economy

Posted on December 28, 2015

The Department of Community and Economic Development have announced some new investments that are boosting Pennsylvania jobs. The new state investments through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program will support the continued growth of Pennsylvania small businesses that are projected to create and retain jobs and support private sector growth. PIDA approved $1.4 million in low-interest […]

Employment rate in Pennsylvania declines

Posted on December 9, 2015

New labor statistics show that the employment rate in Pennsylvania has declined. Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was down two-tenths of a percentage point to 5.1 percent in October. Pennsylvania’s rate was one-tenth of a percentage point above the U.S. rate of 5.0 percent, which was down one-tenth of a point from September. The commonwealth’s rate was […]

Will treatment plant create Maryland jobs?

Posted on December 8, 2015

A new water treatment facility may create Maryland jobs. The Rocky Gap State Park has a new new water treatment plant. The state invested $5.64 million to replace obsolete, unreliable technology with a fully automated, membrane ultra-filtration water system to accommodate the Rocky Gap Resort and campground. The old treatment plant struggled to keep up with the […]

Retail jobs in Pennsylvania grow

Posted on November 27, 2015

According to the latest report from outplacement agency Challenger, Gray, & Christmas, retail jobs in Pennsylvania may be growing. Retailers added more than 200,000 new workers in October. However, the record pace is not expected to continue into November and December. The October employment gains in retail were 16 percent higher than a year ago, […]

Difficult job interviews leading to Pennsylvania jobs?

Posted on November 5, 2015

A new Glassdoor survey points out that difficult job interviews may lead to more satisfied workers at Pennsylvania jobs. Do harder job interviews lead to better job matches? It turns out, yes. More difficult job interviews are statistically linked to higher employee satisfaction across six countries we examined: U.S., UK, Canada, Australia, Germany and France. […]

Retailer creates customer service jobs in Pennsylvania

Posted on October 26, 2015

Walmart has created a new fulfillment center along with customer service jobs in Pennsylvania. The facility is one of two Walmart centers in the Lehigh Valley dedicated to filling online orders, part of a next-generation network to support the company’s rapidly growing e-commerce business. “We are grateful to the Lehigh Valley for welcoming us with […]

Contract to boost Maryland transportation jobs

Posted on October 9, 2015

The Board of Public Works yesterday approved the Maryland Department of Transportation’s contract to purchase eight new diesel locomotives for MARC Train service, which will lead to boost Maryland transportation jobs. The $58.1 million contract was awarded to Siemens Industry, Inc., and will enable the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) to enter into a cost-effective cooperative […]

Company creates new manufacturing jobs in Pennsylvania

Posted on October 2, 2015

It appears that one company is expanding and creating manufacturing jobs in Pennsylvania. Oak Hill Veneer, Inc., a manufacturer of spliced hardwood veneer, will expand its operations in Troy, Bradford County. The expansion will create 73 new, full-time jobs. Oak Hill Veneer will expand operations by constructing a new 15,000-square-foot building and adding a new […]

Do people support a minimum wage hike for Virginia jobs?

Posted on September 26, 2015

A recent Careerbuilder study shows that many people may support a minimum wage hike for Virginia jobs, among other locations. According to the survey, 64 percent of employers believe the minimum wage should be increased in their state, up from 62 percent last year. Twenty-six percent of employers said they plan to hire minimum wage […]

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