All over America, chambers are working with their communities to develop and retain local talent. Blair County, Pennsylvania is no different.
All of the employers profiled in this guide are winners of Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility for 2007-2008.
Finding and keeping good workers are among the greatest challenges facing businesses in the 21st century. Today, more than ever, businesses need access to a skilled and diverse workforce. They cannot stay competitive and increase profitability without qualified personnel.
As one-third of the workforce prepares to retire over the next decade, the link between education and the workforce needs of the business community becomes all the more imperative.
As we are all too well aware, America is in the midst of a housing predicament. In many communities nationwide, workers are facing an unprecedented shortage of attainable housing for their workforce. And with each passing month, the problem worsens. Professional and skilled workers such as fire fighters, teachers, social workers, trades people and mid- as well as entry-level employees are forced to live greater distances from the very communities they serve, all in the name of finding a home they can afford.
The United States ranks 16th out of 17 nations in the proportion of 24-year-olds earning college degrees in natural science or engineering as opposed to other majors.
The Office Depot Foundation National Backpack Program, now in its eighth year, represents one of the most meaningful ways in which the Foundation works to achieve its mission: listening, learning, caring. The backpack
The Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies (Ford PAS) was launched in 2004 by the Ford Motor Company Fund in collaboration with Education Development Center, Inc.