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Archive: July, 2013

Philadelphia job system fizzled out for cola bottler. Is it better now?

Thursday, July 11, 2013, 12:11 PM
When Tracee Hunt, now chief human resources officer at Bancroft Neurohealth in Haddonfield, headed human resources at Philadelphia Coca-Cola Botting Co., she tried to find employees by tapping into the Pa CareerLink system run, in Philadelphia, by the Philadelphia Workforce Development Board. Thumbs... Read more

Companies pledge to use Philadelphia Works job system

Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 11:36 AM
You might wonder why this is news: Four companies announce, with fanfare and the help of a public relations agency, that they are going to use the PA CareerLink free, government sponsored, job-posting web site to source candidates for job openings. Why wouldn't they? Is there something wrong with... Read more

Good news, bad news in Jersey, Philadelphia jobs numbers

Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 11:03 AM
Just a quick update on metropolitan jobs numbers for May, and it's a bad news, good news kind of day. The unemployment rate had gone down, year over year, in our region, but was up compared to the prior month. So, in the Camden area, which includes Camden, Gloucester and Burlington counties, the unemployment... Read more

Uneventful news is the news with Temple, unions

Monday, July 1, 2013, 12:33 PM
A week ago, an uneventful thing happened. And that's the news. The uneventful thing was the settling of a contract June 24 between Temple University Hospital and the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals. Remember last time? I do. It was the wildest strike I've ever covered... Read more
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