Working & The Economy

Pittsburgh pols, workers implore Legislature to help decimated service industry

"Right now, we feel like we’ve been left to ourselves," said McGill. "We need political courage from our elected officials, because right now, we feel like we have two options – stay home and die, or go to work, and die.”

The Fayette County Cultural Trust: Enriching SWPA’s quality of life | Helping the Helpers

“The Fayette County Cultural Trust is all about collaboration and inclusion using the philosophy that the only way forward is through teamwork,” said Executive Director Daniel Cocks.

Holidays are stressful enough, let alone in a pandemic. Here are some tips on...

The spirit of community and service to the community is a holiday tradition for many Pennsylvanians.

‘We are in desperate need of volunteers’: How Uniontown’s Salvation Army is scrambling to...

"We are in desperate need of volunteers," one official said. "We need people on a regular basis, in the soup kitchen especially."

Wolf’s TGiving Eve shutdown order a glass half-empty for Pa. bars and taverns |...

Bars welcome enhanced liability protections, even as they face an early closing on one of the biggest nights of the year.

Ag. Secretary Redding: Buying Pa. Preferred is an easy way to support Pa. farmers...

In an effort to support Pennsylvania-based farmers this holiday season, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is asking shoppers to purchase “PA Preferred” products at their grocery stores. 

Some holiday alternatives | Five for Your Weekend

Happy weekend, everyone I hope you all are safe and well. As we all are facing the reality of a Thanksgiving without members of our extended family, limiting our celebrations of gratitude to our household,...

Amid COVID in Capitol, Pa. General Assembly finishes budget with no new taxes, no...

The spending plan passed in a nearly empty Capitol, as the majority of the 203-member House of Representatives were sent home due to at least one presumed positive COVID-19 case in the House Republican caucus.

Pa.’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in October

From September to October the rate of unemployment fell from 8.3 percent to 7.3 percent. The department reports that the national unemployment rate also fell by a percentage point to 6.9 percent in October. 

With 250K U.S. deaths, COVID-19 is triggering more end-of-life planning. Young people want in...

The pandemic is bringing up tough new questions as parents and grandparents develop advance care plans. Here's how to start the conversation.