What if people thought about workforce development as an investment in the economy rather than a social service for the disadvantaged? How would that change the situation for workers? For businesses? For society?
Given executives' temperaments, it's never a surprise to hear they competed in sports. But Kathleen O'Reilly, who manages 10,000 employees from New England to West Virginia as senior managing director of Accenture's Northeast U.S. region, competed on a different front. And that's been key to her success.
At 22, Matt Murphy, now a chief executive of a multi-million-dollar company, was definitely wet behind the ears when he arrived on board a Navy vessel as a young officer in the middle of a Pacific deployment. What he learned on deck stayed with him the rest of his career.
Frustrated by slow progress toward a first collective bargaining contract, Teamsters Local 629 held a rally, complete with Teamster-driven trucks and a giant inflatable rat at the SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia Friday, just as the casino was readying itself for its weekend business
As the demand for nurses grows, nearly two-thirds of Pennsylvania nurses surveyed on working conditions this summer say they are unsatisfied or highly unsatisfied with their work. Their biggest complaint is poor working conditions due to understaffing.
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.