Working & The Economy

Philly caseworkers take leave, DHS closes offices after COVID-19 diagnoses

This story was updated at 1:26 pm with additional information on the Elmwood office and 2:52 pm with additional information.Workers at two state Department of Human Services offices in Philadelphia who were ordered to...

Greater Philly YMCA cuts 3,400 jobs in biggest layoff in Pa.

By Philadelphia Tribune StaffPHILADELPHIA -- The Greater Philadelphia YMCA has laid off the bulk of its workforce, cutting 3,400 jobs, in what appears to be the biggest layoff in the state since the start of...

Beware the COVID-19 scam artists | Ray E. Landis

Technology has brought more sophistication to the dark world of fraud and victims are often in more danger than losing $20 for a bottle of fake pills.

‘We’re just trying to fill the void, ease the pain:’ Across Lancaster, Pa., volunteers...

Dozens of individuals and groups in Lancaster city are finding ways to support their vulnerable neighbors, even as they ride out the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 in Pa.: As businesses close, 650,000 Pennsylvanians applied for unemployment benefits

Almost 650,000 Pennsylvanians applied for unemployment since Sunday, March 15. There are 6.55 million Pennsylvanians in the labor force.

Emergency fund has raised more than $20K for Pittsburgh artists impacted by the COVID-19...

Artists, who often don't have 9-5 jobs, have been scrambling to make ends meet since the pandemic closed down businesses in the Steel City.

COVID-19: Where are State Police finding the open businesses that Wolf ordered to close?

The police are initially providing warnings, Evanchick said, to push for voluntary compliance. But stricter enforcement will follow as needed, he said.

In Philly, hospital workers’ union demands OT for prison medical workers

Local health workers who work in the city’s jails say they are not currently receiving the same overtime pay as other city employees who have been deemed "essential."

Wolf admin: Nearly 10K Pa. businesses have applied for shutdown waivers

State officials have been blitzed with applications from Pennsylvania business owners seeking waivers to the Wolf administration's order last week that all non-essential businesses shutter their operations, Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin said Sunday.

The new federal sick leave law: Who’s eligible, who’s not and how many weeks...

By Elizabeth C. TippettOn March 18, President Donald Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act into law.The legislation is an emergency intervention to provide paid leave and other support to millions of workers...