Imagine if you offered a tax credit and nobody applied for it? That's what happened in Philadelphia. Since 2008, the city has offered companies a $10,000 per year tax credit if they hired people with records. Few took it. Now the city's trying something different.
Corey Schiller and Asher Raphael of Power Home Remodeling in Chester; Stephen B. Burke of Comcast's NBCUniversal, formerly chief operating officer of Comcast Corp; Bill McDermott, of SAP in Newtown Square; and J. Mark Baiada, of Bayada Home Health Care in Moorestown make the list.
A bipartisan measure that provides for automatic sealing of criminal records for minor offenses that had been scheduled for a vote in Harrisburg on Wednesday will likely come up for a vote next week. The "Clean Slate" legislation has the potential to be the first of its kind in the nation and has support on both sides of the aisle.
Outside the Delaware County Courthouse Wednesday, nurses from Crozer-Chester Medical Center and Delaware County Memorial Hospital will protest conditions at their hospitals, now owned by Prospect Medical Holdings Inc. Inside, there's a different battle, with the hospital's former owners arguing in court that Prospect reneged on the deal it made when it bought the Crozer-Keystone Health System last year. Not so, Prospect says.
A bipartisan measure that provides for automatic sealing of criminal records for minor offenses will likely be voted on and passed by the Senate on Wednesday.
The owners of two Reading Terminal businesses - Iovine Brothers Produce and the bar, Molly Malloy, have agreed to pay $660,117 in back wages and damages to 140 present and past workers, the U.S. Labor Department said Tuesday. Instead of paying their workers overtime, the owners paid them cash at straight time rates.
In 1985, Emmett McGrath was a 23-year-old hiring recruiter for Yoh, going to college during the day, filling job requisitions for Yoh's clients at night. These days, McGrath, 55, is president of the Philadelphia staffing and recruitment outsourcing firm.
Ivy Johnson spent 18 years in prison for killing someone in a fight and every day that death weighs on her. "To make amends I have to save another life," she said. It wasn't long ago that Johnson graduated from a 10-week program, Women Working for A Change," that teaches women who have been in prison about self-esteem, active listening, healthy relationships and job preparation. Johnson stopped to encourage the group's most recent graduates, who celebrated their achievement on Tuesday.
When a Big Four accounting firm helped its accountants and auditors emotionally connect to their mission, their stories boosted employee satisfaction and turned down the turnover rate.
Terrence Curtin grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania, didn't even leave home to go to college, and now leads a $12.2 billion global company, TE Connectivity Ltd., headquartered in Berwyn. There were some lessons he had to learn.
BankWork$, a California program offering free training for entry-level jobs in banking, will make its debut in September. Here's how it works.
What a Twizzler licorice factory near Lancaster taught executives of a $12.2 billion global high-tech engineering and manufacturing company. Hint: It's all about cables - cables of candy, and cables that house wiring submerged deep below the ocean's surface.
Resource for Human Development's chief executive, Dyann Roth, is moving to Inglis, replacing Gavin Kerr, who is retiring. Her spot at RHD will be filled, on an interim basis, by Marco Giordano, RHD's chief financial officer.
The U.S. Labor Secretary Wednesday announced plans to roll back or delay changes in wage and hour regulations made during the Obama administration.
There had been rumblings of a challenger, but it never materialized and John Dougherty and his slate were re-elected by acclamation for a four-year term.
Can Philly's workers afford to retire? Maybe not. Only 55 percent have access to retirement savings plans at work. Philadelphia may be the first city in the nation to have a solution - a multi-employer plan run by the city. There are obstacles and a chief one is mistrust of any publicly-sponsored programs, according to a report by city controller Alan Butkovitz. Now, he said, the ball is City Council's court to see whether setting up such a plan is feasible.
A bipartisan measure to seal criminal records for certain minor offenses now heads to a vote in Pennsylvania's State Senate. If Pennsylvania can pass the "Clean Slate" legislation, it will be the first law of its type in the nation.
Union carpenters plan to sign a new pact with trade show industry contractors Tuesday that will include customer service training, safety training and the establishment of drug-free workplaces, the union and contractors announced Monday. It won't change the situation at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, where carpenters have not been allowed to do trade show work since May, 2014.
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.