Stories tagged: "Workforce"


President Joe Biden addresses the AFL-CIO convention, Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
In Philadelphia Speech, Biden Blasts MAGA Republicans’ Efforts to Gut the Middle Class

Speaking before the largest federation of labor unions on Tuesday, Biden warned of what Republican control could mean for an economy built on the backs of unions and the working class.

Looking down Memorial Highway (Route 662) in Oley Township, with a line of utility poles running along farm fields near Fisher's Produce in July 2021. (Reading Eagle Photo via Getty Images/Ben Hasty)
PA Senate Passes Bill to Create Statewide Grant Program for Rural Coworking Centers

Legislation creating a statewide grant program to improve broadband services in rural areas of Pennsylvania to support the online workforce unanimously passes the Senate.

Sara Kennely, cleans one of the dining tables at Max's Allegheny Tavern, Thursday, June 4, 2020. The restaurant taped over the surfaces of some tables to restrict seating to maintain social distancing when patrons are permitted to dine inside when most of southwest Pennsylvania loosens COVID-19 restrictions on Friday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Pennsylvania Tipped Workers to Reap the Benefits of New Regulations

A state regulatory commission approved a request from the Wolf Administration to raise the base pay of tipped workers, limit tip pooling, and prevent employers from subtracting credit card transaction fees from workers’ tips.

Jennifer Bastidas (Courtesy Jennifer Bastidas)
Organizing Life One Home at a Time in the Lehigh Valley

Jennifer Bastidas turned her knack for organizing into a career, leaving behind a job in the medical field to provide a different type of “treatment” that starts at home.

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2019, file photo, linesman Kirsten Welsh watches at center ice as Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins players take the ice to prepare to play in the Sabres prospects hockey tournament in Buffalo, N.Y. Ten female officials will work games in the American Hockey League this season. Katie Guay, fellow referees Kelly Cooke, Jacqueline Zee Howard, Laura White, Samantha Hiller, Elizabeth Mantha and Amanda Tasson and linespeople Kendall Hanley, Welsh and Alexandra Clarke are part of 17 new AHL officials. (AP Photo/John Wawrow, File)
Hockey History in NEPA: First Female AHL Referee

Katie Guay will become the first woman to referee an AHL game on Saturday when the Lehigh Valley Phantoms visit the Wilkes Barre-Scranton Penguins.

The Biden administration is trying to connect jobless Americans with programs to help them get new jobs and careers.
Biden Administration Expands Opportunities for Jobless Pennsylvanians to Connect With Education, Training and Aid

The Biden Administration is updating two programs to help unemployed people trying to get education or workforce training.