Lehigh Valley Business News

After backlash, Amazon will boost pay for longtime Lehigh Valley warehouse workers

Amazon, facing a backlash from longtime warehouse employees who say its $ 15 hourly minimum wage won’t benefit them, will now provide a bigger raise to those workers. The company said Wednesday that “slight adjustments” are being made this week, and workers who already made $ 15 an hour will get… This story original published …

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Feds OK benefits for Palmer helmet plant workers who lost jobs to Mexico

The U.S. Department of Labor isn’t shutting the door on the nearly 200 employees affected by the abrupt closure of a sports equipment reconditioning plant in Palmer Township. Schutt Sports “shifted to a foreign country the supply of a service like or directly competitive with the service supplied… This story original published here: LV Business …

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Amazon pay raises anger some Lehigh Valley warehouse workers

On Tuesday, online behemoth Amazon announced it was increasing its minimum wage to $ 15 an hour, a change that will affect more than 250,000 of its employees along with another 100,000 seasonal workers across the country. The move, effective Nov. 1, was touted by many, including recent company critic… This story original published here: …

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Vendors, customers savor one last weekend at Zerns Farmers Market

Terry Watson looked around her friend’s clock shop at Zerns Farmers Market on Friday and sighed. “We’re all speculated out,” she said. “This weekend is about basking in the memories and spending time with loved ones.” After 96 years, Zerns is closing for good 10 p.m. Saturday in Douglass Township,… This story original published here: …

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PPL trims technology jobs amid restructuring moves

PPL Electric Utilities eliminated nine positions in its information technology department Wednesday as part of the Allentown energy company’s plan to restructure the department to meet future needs. In addition to the job cuts, PPL spokesman Joe Nixon said about 30 employees will continue to work… This story original published here: LV Business Cycle – …

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Can the Lehigh Valley capitalize on China’s recycling chaos?

Some fear China’s recent ban on certain materials to supply its manufacturing boom will cause chaos in America’s recycling industry. But, panelists at a Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce event on Friday agree: Businesses and governments can work around the restrictions, and they may even… This story original published here: LV Business Cycle – …

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What led Fortune 500 company ADP to bring up to 1,600 jobs to Center City Allentown?

Earlier this year, City Center Investment Corp. altered plans for a concert hall originally proposed for its Five City Center office and apartment complex in Allentown. But J.B. Reilly, president and CEO of City Center, is hardly singing the blues. That’s because he has landed a major corporate… This story original published here: LV Business …

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St. Luke’s hospital executive in Carbon County leaving for new gig at LVHN

A longtime Carbon County hospital executive is leaving the Lehigh Valley’s second-largest employer for its largest. Terrence Purcell, formerly president of St. Luke’s Palmerton and Gnaden Huetten campuses, will join Lehigh Valley Health Network as its vice president of market development, the health… This story original published here: LV Business Cycle – Lehigh Valley Business …

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Lehigh Valley restaurant inspections: August 26-September 1

Here are the results of food safety inspections in Lehigh and Northampton counties for the week of Aug. 26 to Sept. 1. The inspections listed here are those that fall under the jurisdiction of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, as well as those county and local health departments that… This story original published here: LV …

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