When Miles Wilson, chief executive of EducationWorks, was a little boy, he'd wake up when he heard his mother crying. She was struggling to gain an education and overcome the limits set for her as a young African-American girl. His mother's struggles explain why Wilson is so passionate about opening horizons for the city's youth through after-school programming.
Love President Trump's tax proposals? Hate them? Either way, when it comes to tax laws and lawyers, change is good, said lawyer Mark Silow, chairman of Fox Rothschild LLP. "Clients tend to need guidance and they need our advice," Silow said.
Two Penn psychiatrists have written a book on how to deal with the schmucks ruining your workday: the attention-grabbing Narcissist; the Flytrap who sucks everyone into an emotional vortex, the Swindler ready to con colleagues; and the Bean Counter, whose obsession with perfection smothers creativity.
Endless busy signals, dropped calls, long periods on hold -- it's been a slog for Pennsylvania's unemployed trying to claim benefits. This week, state legislators may approve a modest measure, but it's not a long-term solution.
No one mentioned the T-word, but local manufacturers said that recent election results had them feeling more optimistic. Yet there is still pain: too much competition, too few skilled workers, and too expensive health care.
Jane M. Von Bergen writes about the workplace — employment, unemployment, management, unions, legal issues, labor economics, benefits, work-life balance, workforce development, trends and profiles.