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Workforce & Childcare Matters in PA

May 26, 2021 – The business community used to look at child care through an early learning lens but now sees it clearly as a workforce issue,” said Gene Barr, president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry, a panelist in a one-hour webinar on May 26 that was part of PWDA’s PA@Work series connecting leaders to collaborate, strategize, build capacity, and identify innovative solutions that lift up Pennsylvania workers, employers, and communities. You can find resources from this  Learning Series here. 

PWDA Executive Director Carrie Anne Amann moderated the panel, a one-hour webinar that was part of its PA@Work series connecting leaders to collaborate, strategize, build capacity, and identify innovative solutions that lift up Pennsylvania workers, employers, and communities. Her guests were Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry President and CEO Gene Barr, Kari King, President and CEO of Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (“PPC”), and Janet Ward, Executive Director at Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board (“WFWIB”). [Click on the article title to read more….]

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Panel explores intersection of hunger and workforce development

Vanessa Philbert introduced attendees at PWDA’s newly launched PA@Work webinar series last month to an expression many had never heard before – “la brega.” A Spanish term used frequently by Puerto Ricans according to Philbert, a “brega” means a situation you cannot control so you hustle to get around it.

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