Monday, February 25, 2013
Our weekly look at companies seeking workers in and around Palmer and Forks townships.
Hey Palmer and Forks Township residents, need a job? Here are some employers who need workers, chosen from job ads featured on Craigslist and Indeed. And if you're a local company who we missed, feel free to add your info in the comments section. Administrative Assistant Receptionist (Bilingual) Office Helper Assistant Collections Manager Mechanical Project Engineer Receptionist/Chiropratic Assistant Full-Time Assistant Teacher Pre-K Teacher Babysitter Line Cook Servers Machine Operator Lawn Maintenance Environmental Health and Safety Specialist Extrusion Line Operator Nurse Practioner Retail Sales Associate Insurance Verifer Office Assistant
Thursday, October 4, 2012
State survey indicates that 4,200 teaching jobs were cut for 2012-2013 school year. Easton Area School District had 135 of them.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The Easton Area School District wasn't alone in cutting teaching positions for this school year. According to a state survey released Monday, 4,200 state teaching jobs were slashed for the 2012-2013 school year and EASD had at least 135 of them, the Morning Call states. The story says that the survey, conducted by the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials and the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators, found 30 percent of respondent school districts cut 4,200 teaching positions through layoffs, attrition and vacancies left open in the 2012-13 school year. The Easton Area School District cut teaching positions in May and July as a way to close a major budget deficit, school officials said. A hearing to reinstate …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Do we know the signs of abuse? Would we take action?
Having recently read the disturbing book, A Child Called “It,” I'm left wondering, how could a mother do such horrific things to her own child? Beyond that, would I see the signs if a child I knew was being abused? The book is written by Dave Pelzer, who writes that his mother psychologically and physically abused him from the time he was 5 until age 12, when school staff finally picked up on his situation. What mother could force their child to drink straight ammonia and Clorox, lay in a cold bath for hours on end, and starve for days at a time? These are minor examples of the tortures she put him through, according to his testament. He often came to school with bruises, cuts, and burns, but had a prepared excuse, provided by "Mother." …
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Organizer urges advocates of a wide range of social and economic issues to unify message.
Holding signs that ranged from pro-union to anti-war, about 50 people attended a rally Saturday at the Rose Garden in Bethlehem to protest state and national budget cuts and corporate tax breaks and loopholes. The rally was organized by Tom Ulrich, of We The People of Lehigh Valley, which according to its website promotes progressive causes. Ulrich told the gathering to “connect the dots,” to see the links between a wide range of social and economic issues such as unions, public schools, the environment, peace and social justice, and to unify over the impact of state and national budget cuts to these causes. Ulrich said democracy does not thrive when there is huge economic disparity between people. Craig Olsen, a naturalist from Lower …