September 16, 2016 |
'I think anyone who works in restaurants has a love-hate relationship with it in general," Gianna Lozzi says. "Everybody likes to complain about it, but there's a reason none of us ever leave. " Lozzi, a Girard Academic Music Program graduate with a theater degree from Arcadia University, has always had a passion for stagecraft, and for the years she has logged in restaurants. She explores the relationship between her interrelated vocations with her new original play, Right Behind , debuting Thursday at Connie's Ric-Rac as part of the 2016 Fringe Festival.
September 9, 2016 |
ANGLING TO reconcile budgetary constraints with a high payroll, Penn State University is offering voluntary retirement packages or buyouts to more than 1,200 faculty and staff members. The university said 340 of the targeted employees work on campuses other than the main one in State College, and 590 are academic faculty. Those choosing to accept the buyout must do so by Sept. 30. The plan, outlined in a letter sent to staff last week, will help the school community become "active in addressing budgetary and ongoing workforce challenges," president Eric Barron said in a statement.
September 3, 2016 |
William V. Myers, 86, of North Cape May, a former AT&T staff manager who was an active member of his church congregation, died of Parkinson's disease on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at his home. At St. John Neumann parish in North Cape May, Mr. Myers served Communion at Sunday Masses and worked as an altar server at weekday funerals there. He had organized a group of six men who took turns each day of the week, as altar boys and girls do at Sunday Masses, his wife, Eleanor, said. Mr. Myers helped organize the parish's Holy Name Society, she said, and from 2005 to 2010 he was a member of the parish's financial committee.
September 3, 2016 |
Radial, the $1.3 billion (yearly net sales), King of Prussia-based online-retail and logistics firm, says it's scrambling to find 20,000 temporary workers to staff its warehouses in Kentucky and other states, as part of the industry's Christmas-season buildup. That's a one-third boost over last year's holiday hiring, said Stefan Weitz, Radial's chief product and strategy officer. And it's getting tougher to find people: "We're seeing low unemployment causing us challenges, and pressure from competition," including Amazon.com.
August 24, 2016 |
The state's head of child welfare has called on the Philadelphia Department of Human Services to reduce staff to further shift resources to private contractors who now handle the frontline casework. He also warned officials to expect a second provisional license when the first expires in November. The city was issued a six-month provisional license in May after the state found 71 violations of state child welfare laws. Ted Dallas, secretary of the state Department of Human Services, said that since the next inspection is scheduled for October - three weeks into the tenure of the city department's incoming commissioner - the provisional license will likely continue.
August 23, 2016 |
Marquis Weeks, a retired NFL running back, calls his new job as the head football coach at Conestoga High School a "dream come true. " But allegations of hazing and assault that rocked his alma mater last year - and ultimately led to his hiring - have been an ongoing nightmare for one of the nation's most highly ranked school districts. His predecessor resigned in March, and the entire coaching staff was ousted, after the Chester County district attorney charged three senior football players with assaulting a 14-year-old freshman player in the locker room.
August 23, 2016 |
Latest in an occasional series about recruiters When the big gong sounds at Klein Hersh, it means an oncologist or tumor immunologist or gene-therapy researcher will soon have a new job. And, likely as not, it will be a job in some other city. "Talent is being incubated here, and then it's leaving," said Jason Hersh, a managing partner at the Horsham recruiting firm started by family friends. They were the ones who instituted the morale-boosting sounding of a big Chinese gong when a recruiter found the right person to fill a company's hiring needs.
August 21, 2016 |
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams apologized to his staff Friday for any distractions created by the "adverse publicity" that has surrounded his disclosure of thousands of dollars in previously unreported gifts. "I understand and recognize that each of you works very hard to represent the commonwealth with integrity and honor," he wrote in an email obtained by the Inquirer and Daily News. "The adverse publicity about me during this past week has likely made it more difficult for you to do that.
August 8, 2016 |
Doug Pederson stood with the quarterbacks, Duce Staley with the running backs, Greg Lewis with the wide receivers, and Tim Hauck with the safeties. It wasn't a game from the Andy Reid era or a reunion of Eagles alumni, but instead an Eagles practice last week. When the Eagles hired Pederson as head coach in January, owner Jeffrey Lurie emphasized that Pederson is a former player with an understanding of the city and the franchise. When Pederson assembled his coaching staff, those qualities were coveted assets.