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Archive: July, 2012

Needed on the phones? Really?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 11:04 AM
One more story about the state's department of Labor and Industry closing its unemployment compensation service center in Philadelphia... another one that is just replete with irony. Maybe you saw the story in Wednesday's Inquirer -- the news that 75 or more people who process unemployment claims... Read more

Wet Seal's crying district manager

Monday, July 16, 2012, 12:23 PM
The details of Nicole Cogdell's firing are laid out in a lawsuit -- she believes she was fired because, as an African-American, she did not fit the blond-haired, blue-eyed image that the trendy chain Wet Seal wanted for its King of Prussia mall store. When she told me about it last week, there was... Read more

Bargaining at Sunoco

Tuesday, July 3, 2012, 12:00 PM
The bargaining involved in the Sunoco refinery was unusual for its mutual respect, desire to succeed and level of collaboration, participants said. Two lawyers involved said they had never experienced anything like it in decades of bargaining, and a member of the United Steelworkers Local 10-1's bargaining... Read more

Tech relationship-building on N3rd Street

Monday, July 2, 2012, 3:21 PM
Philadelphia isn't Silicon Valley in California, or Silicon Alley in New York, but Philly's tech community, Alex Hillman told Technically Philly, should strive to be itself, only better -- with its main strength coming in the cohesive, connected relationships the people in the tech community build... Read more

WebLinc's expensive, but worth it meeting

Monday, July 2, 2012, 3:00 AM
WebLinc, the e-commerce software design company with its offices above the National Mechanics bar on North Third Street is growing so fast that co-founder Darren Hill is worried about keeping the company's funky, relaxed culture intact. The company has doubled in size in the last few years and now... Read more
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