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Archive: June, 2011

Banking the coals

Wednesday, June 8, 2011, 3:00 AM
The long and rough recession and its lingering aftermath have taken a toll on Pennsylvania's unemployment trust fund, now insolvent. The state owes the federal government $3.8 billion and counting as it continues to borrow money to pay out employment benefits to the state's jobless. Obviously, the... Read more

Nadina Patterson

Monday, June 6, 2011, 3:35 AM
With so many people out of work in this tough economy, one would think that those who help the unemployed would be safe with a steady job. However, that’s not what has happened for Nadina Patterson of South Philadelphia who specializes in counseling, especially helping those who have a hard time... Read more

Guest blogger: Adrianna Rodriguez

Friday, June 3, 2011, 2:35 AM
Because I am a teenager, one may assume my experiences in life are lacking compared to a reporter writing for the Inquirer for many years. However, my first experiences of job searching are still fresh in my mind. Interviewing people for this Jobbing blog and shadowing a reporter who has... Read more
About this blog

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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