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Archive: July, 2010

Politics tutorial

Friday, July 23, 2010, 12:13 PM
Democratic governor Dan Onorato visited Henry Nicholas and the District 1199c training facility in Center City on Wednesday, and not surprisingly, for a jointly-run union-management school, the talk was about jobs and training. Some in the audience were adults who were training for jobs in health related... Read more

Long-term unemployment, long-time mess

Monday, July 19, 2010, 12:04 PM
Just got a call from a man named Joe Brooks about my story on the long-term unemployed in Sunday's Philadelphia Inquirer. "I'm scared to death," he said. His unemployment benefits have expired. "I do not take advantage of the system. I'm looking for a job every day," he said, describing... Read more

Turning to church for help

Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 2:11 PM
On Wednesday evening, July 14, the Haddonfield United Methodist Church will hold a free networking event for the unemployed from 6:30 to 9:30. And like all events, there's a story behind it. In this case, it's the story of Jeanne Page-Soncrant, a human resources recruiter who lost her job in February... Read more

What's missing in science - scientists or science jobs?

Thursday, July 8, 2010, 11:19 AM
Today someone from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia suggested I write about how about half of young people questioned in a poll about career plans said they weren't considering careers in health and sciences. It's almost been an article of faith that we aren't educating enough mathematicians... Read more

Health on the job

Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 11:25 AM
Imagine if your employer provided a personal trainer, nutrition classes and counseling from a dietitian. Would it make a difference in your health? This month 15 randomly chosen employees from Intermountain Healthcare's Utah Valley Regional Medical Center begin a competitive 100-day challenge that... Read more
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Jobbing covers the workplace – employment, unemployment, management, unions, legal issues, labor economics, benefits, work-life balance, workforce development, trends and profiles.

Jane M. Von Bergen writes about workplace issues for the Inquirer.

Married to a photographer she met at her college newspaper, Von Bergen has been a reporter since fourth grade, covering education, government, retailing, courts, marketing and business. “I love the specific detail that tells the story,” she says.

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