Working & The Economy

House lawmakers still have questions about Pennsylvania’s Amazon incentives package

Pennsylvania didn't land Amazon's much-coveted second headquarters, but lawmakers still have questions about the $4.5 billion incentive deal state officials put together.Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin faced questions from Rep....

The Pa., Pittsburgh & Philly jobs picture: Losing ground | Opinion

A conservative scholar takes a look at 10-year job changes across the state and in the Philly and Pittsburgh regions.

State gambling oversight agency sees revenue potential in online sports bets

Allowing Pennsylvanians to place sports bets online could mean increased revenue for the state, a Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board official told lawmakers Wednesday."The information we’re receiving is that the online component is popular and...

Pennsylvania has one of the best welfare-to-work education programs in the country. Could it...

Lisa Ortiz’s new life began the day her old one almost ended.After her partner beat her nearly to death, Ortiz lost her job with the Reading School District. She and her two young children...

The soaring cost of U.S. child care, in 5 charts | Opinion

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is proposing universal child care as a way to rein in the soaring costs of raising a family. A sociologist explains what’s driving the trend.

Wolf “welcomes discussion” with Legislature on his minimum wage hike

The state's minimum, which is the same as the federal minimum, has not been raised since 2009.

A $15 minimum wage in Pennsylvania? That’s a non-starter, says top Pa. Senate Republican

A proposal to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage may be getting more traction this year, but a top Republican state senator said Monday it will suffer a predictable fate if Gov. Tom Wolf doesn’t accept...

A state full of commuters who work in healthcare: This is Pa. today |...

The state's biggest employer may not be who you think it is.

Morning Call newsroom employees unionize

Following a nationwide newsroom trend, staff of the Allentown, Pa. newspaper The Morning Call announced on Monday their intent to form a union.Reporters, photographers and editors on the Morning Call’s award winning staff have...

Pa., California economists duel over minimum wage hike’s impact on consumers

Two economics professors from California have pushed back on the use of their research by economists opposed to raising Pennsylvania's minimum wage during a state House hearing two weeks ago.During a Feb. 6 hearing...