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Pennsylvania jobs enjoy surge in young workers

Posted on February 9, 2017

A new survey from Careerbuilder exhibits how Pennsylvania jobs are growing with young workers. The new study explores employment trends for the 100 most populous U.S. cities, tracking how the shares of workers ages 22 to 34 and ages 55 and older have changed from 2001 to 2016. Topping the list for cities aging the fastest […]

Four year workforce plan for Pennsylvania jobs

Posted on February 1, 2017

The state is busy focusing on a workforce plan that will impact Pennsylvania jobs. In 2016, the Department of Labor & Industry emphasized its efforts for both job seekers and employers. Accomplishments included strengthened partnerships, collaboration, communication and cost-savings across all areas of the department. Here are some of the achievements: ·         Training Pennsylvania’s Workforce: […]

Healthcare jobs in PA grow

Posted on February 1, 2017

The newest employment numbers show that healthcare jobs in Pennsylvania are rapidly growing. Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was down one-tenth of a percentage point from November to 5.6 percent. Pennsylvania’s civilian labor force was down 19,000 over the month to 6,510,000. Resident employment decreased by 12,000 and the unemployment count declined by 7,000. Total nonfarm jobs […]

Company creates operations jobs in Pennsylvania

Posted on January 4, 2017

The expansion of one company is creating more operations jobs in Pennsylvania. Sterling Technologies, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of rotationally molded plastic products, will expand operations at its existing facility in Erie County and create 66 new full-time jobs. “Sterling Technologies is a great example of a home grown Pennsylvania company that has experienced […]

Company creates Pennsylvania manufacturing jobs

Posted on January 4, 2017

The state is busy creating more Pennsylvania manufacturing jobs. Ventura Foods, a producer of custom and proprietary dressings, sauces, and other flavorings, will expand operations in Chambersburg, Franklin County, a move that will create 157 new jobs. “Upon adding 157 new, full-time employees, Ventura Foods will have a workforce of more than 600 at its […]

Pennsylvania unemployment rate declines

Posted on January 4, 2017

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that one area showed that the Pennsylvania unemployment rate declined. Unemployment rates were lower in November than a year earlier in 271 of the 387 metropolitan areas, higher in 90 areas, and unchanged in 26 areas, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. In November, the lowest unemployment […]

Hospitality jobs in Pennsylvania grow

Posted on December 10, 2016

The number of hospitality jobs in Pennsylvania has grown, according to a recent labor release. Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was up one-tenth of a percentage point from September to 5.8 percent. Pennsylvania’s civilian labor force was up 8,000 from September to 6,531,000. Resident employment increased by 3,000 while the unemployment count rose 5,000. Total nonfarm jobs […]

Program protects those with Pennsylvania retail jobs

Posted on December 10, 2016

A new program is helping to protect those with Pennsylvania retail jobs. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is launching an enforcement initiative focused on protecting people employed in the retail industry in the greater Wilkes Barre area. The agency’s Regional Emphasis Program for the Retail Industry will institute a program […]

New site could boost Washington labor jobs

Posted on December 10, 2016

The new location for the Department of Labor headquarters could boost Washington, D.C. labor jobs. The U.S. General Services Administration, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, announced the conclusion of the site evaluations for the new DOL headquarters. GSA has identified three sites as potential locations. The conclusion of the site evaluations is […]

Partnerships to create Pennsylvania jobs

Posted on November 8, 2016

A slew of new grants is going towards creating Pennsylvania jobs. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry recently awarded a total of $4.6 million in Industry Partnership grants to fund 28 partnerships among 19 workforce development boards across the state. The Industry Partnerships, in turn, will train more than 5,000 participants in the advanced […]

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