Our Webinar Thursday, May 7 Focused on HR, Re-Opening Practices, UC & FMLA Related to COVID-19 COVID-19 Checklist – Preparing to Re-open and Stay Open Our panelists and presentations included: Reopening Checklist – what to implement now or plan to get ready – by Vicki Krotzer, the Association’s HR Consultant Unemployment Compensation – What Employers […]
The south-central Pennsylvania manufacturing sector was awarded a second round of funding recently, to further support the “Next Gen Manufacturing Industry Partnership.” The Commonwealth’s PAsmart Next Generation grants provide funds to support the development, launch, implementation, and technical assistance of Next Gen Industry Partnerships (IP), which address the workforce, economic development, and educational needs of […]
We have valuable information and resource links for manufacturers in our presentation summary from Thursday’s (4/16) webinar on COVID-19 HR, Legal & Regulatory Updates. To see this information, which includes other resource information for manufacturers, click here.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania recently awarded a $250,000 grant to The Manufacturers’ Association of Emigsville, PA to establish a unique ‘Apprenticeship Ecosystem’ which will support manufacturers in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Lancaster, Lebanon Perry and York Counties. This forward-leaning project is to establish a registered apprenticeship ecosystem in south- central PA by expanding employer […]
Neil Poffenberger, Vice President of R.H. Sheppard Co., Inc. of Hanover, was recently named to the Board of Directors of The Manufacturers’ Association, a multi-county regional trade association providing services and benefits to member-companies in manufacturing and logistics throughout southcentral PA and northcentral MD. For more information on his appointment, click here.
FORM I-9 COMPLIANCE CHANGE: Physical Inspection of Documents Is Not Required During the Pandemic. U.S. employers are required to examine documents in fulfilling their responsibilities to only employ authorized workers. This is in connection with the Form I-9, employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9). This has presented a problem for many employers who cannot meet with […]
Governor Wolf Orders Closure of Non-Life Sustaining Businesses in PA “Gov. Tom Wolf has ordered all non-life sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to close their physical locations as of 8 p.m. today to slow the spread of COVID-19. Enforcement actions against businesses that don’t comply will begin at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 21, according to […]
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is authorized to issue up to $2 million in loans, with a generous 3.75%/30 year repayment. For some companies, this may be a critical piece of their strategy for surviving economic setbacks during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance […]
The skills gap and worker shortage gripping the nation’s economy drives many employers to wonder, “What if I invest in training my workers, and they leave?” The Manufacturers’ Association answers, “What if you don’t train, and they stay?” Based in York County since 1906 and covering a ten-county region here in the Mid-State, The Manufacturers’ Association offers […]