June 13, 2003 |
One night last week, the parties in the Pennsylvania Convention Center debate invited me to join them in a discussion of remarks I had made earlier in the day at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce about a proposed draft contract. I explained my concerns about the draft, and we had a long, intense conversation about exhibitors' rights, pre-hung drape, procedures for selecting foremen and journeymen, unmet labor calls, shift premiums, and composite jurisdictions. (Don't worry what all that means; you don't need to know.
May 6, 1990 |
"Help wanted" signs in the year 2000 will attract a much different workforce than they do today. "We are undergoing the most dynamic changes in our socioeconomic system since the Industrial Revolution," Janice H. McElroy, executive director of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women, told about 60 members of the Main Line Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon Wednesday in Berwyn. In the next 10 years, the workforce will grow older and include more women, immigrants and minorities than ever before, she said.
June 5, 1988 |
Potential solutions to problems posed by changes in the nation's workforce are the subject of a conference called "Workforce 2000," scheduled for Friday at the Stouffer Valley Forge Hotel. Now that many "baby boomers" are entering their 30s and 40s, not enough people are entering the workforce, according to Maxine Ballen and Lois Lamdin, co-directors of the Business Development and Training Center, which is sponsoring the conference. The development and training center is in the Great Valley Corporate Center.
March 12, 2007 |
The Rethinking Philadelphia special report on connecting young people to jobs ("Philly has work to do," Feb. 27) was a terrific public service on behalf of the thousands of talented and energetic young people in this city who seek employment, but who have far too few opportunities to obtain it. I especially appreciated the focus on programs that are working - activities that link youth with high-quality workplace experiences that can make a...
October 6, 2014 |
Hobson "Hop" Gross, 78, has come to the age where, once in a while, he thinks about death. "Death is going to have to catch me," he said, "and I ain't setting home waiting for it. " More likely, Gross will be where he usually is, at his lab bench at Einstein Medical Center on Broad Street in Philadelphia. "As long as I have my health and strength, I want to keep working," he said. Why change after 55 years? Gross started as an elevator operator at Einstein's southern division in 1959, when the minimum wage was a dollar and a gallon of gas was a quarter.
September 9, 2007
Employers sliced payrolls by 4,000 in August, the first drop in four years, according to the Labor Department. The decline provided a stark sign that a painful credit crunch that has unnerved Wall Street is putting a strain on the national economy. The snapshot of the jobs climate also showed that the unemployment rate held steady at 4.6 percent, mainly because hundreds of thousands of people left the workforce for any number of reasons. Job losses in construction, manufacturing, transportation and government swamped gains in retail, education and health care, and leisure and hospitality.
February 25, 2016 |
ARRIS Group Inc., the cable-box and telecom-gear manufacturer with major operations in Horsham, is expected to cut about 10 percent of its workforce as it consolidates operations with recent acquisition Pace plc, a company spokeswoman said Tuesday. ARRIS, based in Georgia, recently closed the $2.1 billion deal for Pace. ARRIS employs 8,000 to 8,500 globally, including about 1,000 in Horsham. The Horsham operations will be affected by the cost-cutting program. email@example.com 215-854-5897 @bobfernandez1
March 14, 2016 |
In the course of a day, you will likely sit in a chair, talk on the phone, brush your teeth, maybe blow-dry your hair - and not give much thought to the design involved in any of it. As an industrial designer, Karin Copeland spent 16 years constantly thinking about such things. "We're keen-eyed observers of what people do, how they do it, why they do it," Copeland says of her craft, or rather what was her craft. Although, as executive director of the Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia (ABC)
March 6, 2012
Chester County Hospital and Health System in West Chester trimmed its workforce by 45, or 3 percent, last week "in response to downward pressure on health care revenues across the industry," according to a statement. The hospital, with 218 staffed beds, reported a 1 percent increase in revenue, to $114 million from $112.8 million for the six months ended Dec. 31, according to bond disclosure documents. Over the same period, the hospital's operating profit fell 12.6 percent.
June 1, 2010
IN GOOD TIMES or bad, feast or famine, the Daily News editorial board has one everlasting mantra, "Cut city jobs!" They love to use phrases like "Time of Reckoning for ALL of Us. " They speak as if the city work force hasn't budged an inch since we had a shade under 9,000 police officers and about 700 recreation workers in the late '70s. For a newspaper that has spent the last two months plastering their Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalists all over its pages, they apparently missed the white elephant standing in the newsroom.