Working & The Economy

Nurses needed now: Solutions to a long-running staffing crisis have been hard to come by

BY: - March 29, 2023

Hospitals and nursing homes hope turnover in Harrisburg means change for the struggling industry.

Natalie Bell, 23, an art student turned welder has worked in construction since 2019. (Photo by Graham Stokes for the Ohio Capital Journal)

Help wanted: Women needed for U.S. chips manufacturing plan to succeed

BY: - March 27, 2023

Over the next decade, the Biden administration wants to add 1 million more women in construction jobs.

These are 2023’s most and least innovative states. How did Pa. do? | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 27, 2023

Gov. Josh Shapiro wants to make Pa. more competitive. Here’s how far he has to go to close the gap.

Baby toddler early development. Wooden stack and count rainbow colors learning game. Child learn colors and numbers

How states are trying to ease the child care crunch | Analysis

BY: - March 27, 2023

The efforts come as federal pandemic aid is set to end.

Pa.’s unemployment rate was 4.4% in February

BY: - March 24, 2023

The February unemployment rate is one-tenth of a percentage point above the January rate of 4.3%, according to the Department of Labor and Industry.

Poverty infringes on all our prosperity, author Matthew Desmond says ahead of HBG appearance

BY: - March 22, 2023

The Pulitzer Prize winner speaks at Harrisburg's Midtown Scholar bookstore on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Pa. says it will extend popular program for job-seekers | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 17, 2023

It's a ray of good news in a system long plagued by customer-service issues

Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Pa. Democrat proposes salary transparency requirements

BY: - March 16, 2023

The bill would require that employers disclose the pay range on job postings or the minimum compensation if a range doesn’t exist.

Government financial institutions joined forces to bail out Silicon Valley Bank's account holders after the bank’s collapse last week. The collapse of SVB and Signature Bank in New York could cause the Federal Reserve to slow down its interest rate hikes. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Here’s how Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse differs from our last financial crisis

BY: - March 14, 2023

One result of the banks’ collapse could be a little loosening of the Federal Reserve’s position on interest rate increases.

Protesters gather at the Temple University bell tower during rally on Thursday 2/2/23 (Capital-Star photo by Michala Butler).

Striking Temple Univ. grad students approve new contract; end 6-week strike

BY: - March 14, 2023

Negotiators said the deal, approved 344-8 on Monday, was 'an historic achievement for our union.'

Biden says U.S. bank deposits are safe despite tumult over California bank collapse

BY: - March 13, 2023

Americans 'should feel confident that their deposits will be there, if and when they need them,' Biden said.

Pa.’s unemployment rate at 4.3% in January

BY: - March 10, 2023

The commonwealth’s January 2023 unemployment rate is 0.2 percentage points below its January 2022 unemployment rate, data showed.