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Leonardo helicopter clears final FAA approval, Navy selection could sustain hundreds of jobs in Northeast Philly

If the Italian helicopter company secures the contract, hundreds of Philadelphia jobs could be sustained.

Pennsylvania had more solar projects installed this year, but still lags far behind nearby states

New Jersey has 6.5 times as many solar megawatts as Pennsylvania, where the requirements for solar are decidedly unambitious.

M&T Bank closes nearly half its locations, reinvests $9 million to update branches

The bank has just a one percent retail market share in the region, said Ira Brown, area executive for Pennsylvania and New Jersey. “So we are going to focus on a business-first strategy. We will grow what we do best and bring retail along with us.”

Montco has hundreds of health-care jobs going unfilled

Three out of the top five employers in Montgomery County are in health care. “We need nurses and there will be a growing nursing shortage. It’s impending,” said Donna S. Havens, dean of Villanova University’s College of Nursing.

Free solar training programs line up jobs for unemployed in Philly’s growing ‘green’ market

A federal report identified solar panel installation as the nation’s fastest growing occupation. Two Philly programs train disadvantaged folks to learn the trade.

American Airlines flight cancellations rise in Philly, leaving passengers stranded and forcing crews to work overtime

American consistently has the most cancellations of any airline flying in and out of Philadelphia, records show.

Chester County’s unemployment rate is so low that some industries face a ‘labor shortage’

Job opportunities abound in many sectors — finance, nurses, insurance, customer service, technology and software developers, but agriculture and transportation are seeing the greatest demand.

West Chester firm lets you tag and track your suitcase, lands first contract with a major airline

The ViewTag went through about 13 iterations before it was ready, said Warther. “This has not been a sprint, it’s been a marathon.”

Philly Council introduces single-use plastic bag ban and 15-cent fee on other bags

That means you won’t be able to get a plastic bag to hold your goods at ShopRite, Wawa or Macy’s without paying extra for it. The money collected from the fee would go to the merchant, not the city.

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