Working & The Economy

COVID-19 in Philadelphia: Massive layoffs are expected across the city

At a daily briefing on the pandemic, city officials called on called on employers to continue to pay employees, especially low-wage workers.

COVID-19 in northeastern Pa: As cases grow, ‘We’re all in this together,’ community leaders...

As of noon Thursday, Northeastern Pennsylvania has seen 22 cases, up from 12 on Wednesday. Monroe County has 15 cases, Pike County has 3 cases, Lackawanna County has 2 cases and Luzerne and Wayne counties have one case apiece.

Are you a Pa. business affected by Gov. Wolf’s shutdown order? Here’s how to...

Companies that believe they're considered "life-sustaining" can apply for a waiver at [email protected]

COVID-19 in Pa.: More than 600 Philly airport workers to be laid off

The largest portion of the workers are employed by American Airlines subcontractors PrimeFlight Aviation and Prospect Airport Services.

Unemployment phone staff cut in half amid COVID-19 crunch

Normally, between 90 to 130 state employees answer phone calls, Deputy Secretary for Unemployment Compensation Bill Trusky said. 

Wolf orders all ‘non-life-sustaining’ businesses to close; face state police action if they don’t

The broad designation applies to laundromats, performing arts venues, recreation centers, entertainment venues, and general merchandise stores, which all must close their doors by 8 p.m. Thursday

Thousands of food service employees out of jobs as Pa. unemployment claims spike

Randall Hayes saw a stark choice — earn a paycheck, or help stop a pandemic.The 34-year old Harrisburg resident worked at El Sol, a Mexican restaurant just blocks away from the state Capitol.As he...

To keep the golden years golden, Pa. needs to start state-sponsored retirement accounts for...

As Pennsylvania’s population grows older, more and more Commonwealth residents are approaching retirement age.  But for many, retirement won’t be the dream of relaxation and adventure.In the coming decades, a large number of Pennsylvanians...

The Penn Relays, the nation’s oldest track and field event, canceled amid COVID-19 concerns

This is the first time in the history of the races that the event has been canceled. They will be reschedueld for May or June.

PUC orders halt to utility shutoffs over coronavirus emergency

Pennsylvania utilities can not cut off services until further notice under an emergency order Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission issued Friday evening.