Working & The Economy

Philly designers, others call on City Council to create fashion industry task force

There are more than 6,000 people working on textile manufacturing and apparel manufacturing in Philadelphia, according to federal data.

‘Shame on us’ Labor & Industry secretary says of Pa.’s stalled minimum wage

The two Wolf administration officials made the case for a wage hike during the agency’s annual budget hearing before the House Appropriations Committee. They told the Repulican-controlled panel that the Legislature’s lack of movement on the issue has been “frustrating.”

Despite opposition from Kenney, Philly Council advances tax break bill for working poor

The proposal would provide average refunds of $41 a month per eligible taxpayer and cost the city $26.5 million annually.

Philly refinery fire was a WARN-ing: Pa. must do more to retrain displaced workers...

If more dominos are going to fall in our communities, let's limit the damage and give our families and business a warning.

A family of four in Philly needs to earn $68K just to make ends...

While 11% of white households with two or more workers did not make enough to cover their basic needs, that figure jumped to 29% for people of color.

States adopt ‘Bring Baby to Work’ plans, but lag on paid leave | Analysis

By Elaine S. PovichBARRE, Vt. — Courtney O’Brien’s tiny office at the Vermont Department of Transportation building a few miles from the state capital city of Montpelier looks like a mashup between a nursery...

AI algorithms intended to root out welfare fraud often end up punishing the poor...

States are increasingly turning to machine learning and algorithms to detect fraud in social programs, despite little evidence of actual fraud.

A look at homelessness in the Keystone State, by the numbers | The Numbers...

It’s difficult to get an accurate count of the nation’s homeless population because of its  transitory nature. But thanks to data compiled by the Continuums of Care to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, we have a detailed estimate of what the issue looks like.
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Wolf’s budget earmarks $5M in aid to communities hit by prison, residential center shutdowns

The centers employ hundreds of Pennsylvanians, often in rural areas. But they're expensive. Which means they're the first on the chopping block.