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‘Every day, every flight’ is a coronavirus risk for flight attendants

While the volume of passengers at U.S. airports has plummeted, one union representing American Airlines flight attendants offered a glimpse of the number of coronavirus infections in their ranks.

Philly Shipyard wins $630 million contract to build two training ships and add 1,200 jobs

If the federal government opts to purchase three more ships, the total contract would be worth $1.5 billion down the road.

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9 Philly-area stories of suddenly losing work in the coronavirus crisis: ‘I feel like I’ve been benched’

In the poorest big city in America, thousands of people who had jobs in retail, restaurants, and the service sector were among the first to suddenly find themselves rudderless.

Holtec sues New Jersey Economic Development Authority over millions in tax credits

The suit, filed in Mercer County Superior Court, accuses the state agency of violating its contract by failing to pay Holtec the $26 million in tax credits owed to the company in 2019.

Coronavirus layoffs are hitting hotel, restaurant, and nonprofit workers hard: ‘It’s total annihilation’

Big employers in the Philadelphia region have announced more than 15 times as many layoffs so far this month than in all of March last year, a microcosm of the massive job losses that the coronavirus pandemic has visited upon the state and the nation.

Urban Outfitters employees are being forced to work during coronavirus shutdowns

Employees are voicing growing concerns about the in-person work requirements amid a global pandemic that has put a halt to huge amounts of economic activity.

Hundreds of workers at PHL are being laid off amid coronavirus outbreak

The union, which represents 1,400 subcontracted workers like wheelchair attendants, baggage handlers, and cabin cleaners, estimates between 600 and 1,000 of its members will be laid off between now and Monday.

These Philly-area employees can’t believe they have to report for work during the coronavirus crisis

Employees at several major companies across the Philadelphia region worried about the health risks of having to report for work — even after state and local officials announced sweeping measures to shutter certain businesses and keep people apart.

CDC recommends canceling gatherings of 50 people or more; Four new cases in Philly

Restaurants and bars in five Pennsylvania counties must close their dine-in facilities starting at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced Sunday night. The order applies to Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties for the next 14 days.

American Airlines halts more flights between Philadelphia and Europe due to coronavirus

At Delta, cancellations are “rising dramatically" and outpacing bookings over the next month.