Working & The Economy

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Amateurs? College athletes make money for everyone but themselves | Opinion

BY: - April 9, 2019

As March Madness winds up, a sports scholar examines new information that shows how college athletes make money for their schools, coaches and corporations – but not themselves.

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It’s time to make childcare affordable for everyone – not just a select few | Opinion

BY: - April 9, 2019

Childcare, especially for infants, is an integral part of early childhood development.

How cash assistance for disabled Pennsylvanians was eliminated in 2012 — and could be again in 2019

BY: - April 5, 2019

Michael Froehlich remembers being at his computer on a Tuesday morning in February 2012, anxiously waiting to see what the Department of Public Welfare’s budget would look like. That would seem odd for the average Pennsylvanian, but not for Froehlich. At the time, he was an attorney with the Philadelphia-based Community Legal Services’ Public Benefits […]

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These are the top 5 most — and least — financially literate states in the country

BY: - April 5, 2019

Do you have money tucked away for a rainy day? Have you cultivated sustainable spending habits? Or do you find yourself borrowing money to make it to the next paycheck? Those were among the metrics that the number crunchers at the financial literacy site WalletHub took into account as they put together their list of […]

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‘The need is really there:’ In rural Dauphin County, Gov. Wolf pitches his infrastructure plan | Analysis

BY: - April 3, 2019

MILLERSBURG, Pa. — At the Colonnade Theater on Center Street, there’s Goose Island and Rolling Rock on tap. There are burgers on the menu in the snack bar. And this weekend, Disney’s live action version of “Dumbo” and the “Pet Sematary” remake the world never knew it needed will flicker to life on the theater’s […]

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Great fathers aren’t born, they’re made. And this Harrisburg pastor is helping them on that path | Anwar Curtis

BY: - April 3, 2019

Fatherhood can be daunting under the best of circumstances. A pastor named Jayson Davenport is helping Harrisburg's men find their way down that path.

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Why pay transparency alone won’t eliminate the persistent wage gap between men and women | Opinion

BY: - April 2, 2019

Companies can resolve to do something about pay inequity - either with or without pay transparency. Transparency without management action tends to just annoy the lower-paid employees.

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Equal Pay Day: Here’s how Pa.’s gender pay gap stacks up to the rest of the country | The Numbers Racket

BY: - April 2, 2019

According to Census data, the median income for a woman working full-time is 80 percent of that earned by a man.

It’s Equal Pay Day. Here’s how Pa. lawmakers want to close the gender wage gap

BY: - April 2, 2019

April 2 marks Equal Pay Day in the United States, an occasion that calls attention to the fact that women in America earn less on average than men. According to the National Committee on Pay Equity, the symbolic holiday indicates how long a woman has to work into 2019 to earn what an average man […]

Pa. finished March ahead of projections for tax collections, Revenue Dept. says

BY: - April 1, 2019

Pennsylvanians are buying more. And vice continues to be big business, new state tax collection data indicates.

Promoting trade jobs is front and center in package of Pa. House bills

BY: - March 29, 2019

House Republicans trumpeted the passage of a slew of workforce development bills this week — a top priority for the chamber's leadership and what they hope will be an easy sell to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.

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Wolf’s claim that $15 minimum wage is justified by a letter from Pa. economists is a political stunt | Opinion

BY: - March 28, 2019

With the current labor shortage, employers are paying higher wages and also taking steps to keep their current employees.