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The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, PA) back issues
Economic development grant oversight was lax, audit finds.
November 1, 2007... Byline: Tom Dochat Nov. 1--Economic development officials in Pennsylvania should do a better job verifying and monitoring companies that receive state grants intended to create and retain jobs, state Auditor General Jack Wagner said Wednesday. About 60 percent of the 360 companies...
Lenny could retire from candymaker Hershey with millions.
November 1, 2007... Byline: Tom Dochat Nov. 1--The Hershey Co. says it's offering some workers generous early retirement packages, but what about the retirement deal for the chairman and CEO when he steps down at the end of the year? Details of Richard H. Lenny's departure package probably won't be...
Insurer Highmark to add jobs after landing Medicare contract.
October 27, 2007... Byline: David Wenner Oct. 27--Highmark Inc. has received a $466 million contract that will bring 206 jobs to Cumberland County and 87 to Williamsport. Under the five-year contract, Highmark will process Medicare claims originating in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and...
State offers assistance to help pay mortgages.
October 30, 2007... Byline: Sharon Smith Oct. 30--Pennsylvania doesn't have the kind of foreclosure problems dogging homeowners in states such as California, Florida and Nevada, but it's ready should problems arise. For years, Pennsylvania has been helping people who have fallen behind on their...
Strong area economy restrains unemployment.
October 30, 2007... Byline: Tom Dochat Oct. 30--The Harrisburg-area unemployment rate continues to be at historic lows because of a strong local economy, observers say. In fact, one of the biggest concerns in the area continues to be finding enough good workers to fill available jobs, said David Black,...