“We’ve gone from 9.3 (percent) two months ago to 8.7,” said state labor commissioner Harold Wirths. “That’s the steepest drop since 1977.”
Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Labor and Industry acknowledges missing the federal metric for first check issuance in the latest quarterly report card, but says the department had previously been criticized for paying claimants too much.
You can lose your right to collect unemployment if you are fired for work related willful misconduct, a deliberate violation of the employer’s rules.
Chris details the story of a woman who has reappeared 11 years after walking away from her family, the decision to offer Plan B over the counter to girls as young as 15, and the third day of deliberations in the Kermit Gosnell trial. He also talks to Senator Pat Toomey, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, and Scott Wagner, owner of Penn Waste Inc.
In Philadelphia, over half a million adults lack the knowledge, skills, and credentials they need to get a job. They lost their jobs to changes in industry in this new, knowledge-based economy.
The Department of Labor and Industry said Friday the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.9 percent in March, down from 8.1 percent in February.
“The recession started over five years ago, and we still are not anywhere near recovered,” says John Dodds, executive director of the Philadelphia Unemployment Project.
Unemployment remains a stubborn problem and the head of a high tech staffing firm says one reason is too many of us train for the wrong jobs.
Councilman Bill Greenlee says he has received calls from job-hunters who say the potential employer wanted a password to access their otherwise-private Facebook page or other personal info.
I hear it more and more often from my patients…the work place is becoming harder and harder to tolerate – but what choice do they have?
All employers – small and large – want graduates who have had some exposure to budgets. Business 101 is vital for college students’ futures.
Pennsylvania’s labor secretary told lawmakers on Tuesday that state police are investigating whether the state’s hotline for jobless benefits was sabotaged, even as she assured them that the problems plaguing it in recent months are improving.
The state Department of Labor and Industry said December’s unemployment rate rose to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent. The national unemployment rate is 7.8 percent.
Record numbers of young adults are completing high school, going to and completing college, according to new data from the US Census Bureau.
If you left a job but now want back in, or if you were laid off but hear of job openings at your old company, what should and what should you NOT do?
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