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San Juan College receives $1.4 million grant

FARMINGTON — San Juan College received $1.4 million as part of a federal grant designed to help workers in the coal industry transition into other jobs. The money was part of a $14.5 million grant — shared by 36 entities nationwide — from the Obama administration’s Partnership for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization, or POWER, program. The program is ...

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Chesapeake Energy layoffs hit Ohio

Chesapeake Energy’s wave of layoffs hasn’t spared its operations in Ohio. The company announced 740 job cuts throughout the county. Most of the cuts will come from the company’s Oklahoma City headquarters, but IndeOnline reports Chesapeake will cut 23 employees from its Ohio workforce. The company hasn’t specified whether the Ohio cuts will come from the company’s office in St. ...

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Local jobless rate holds steady in August

Unemployment among residents of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area held steady in August at 6.3 percent, according to data released Tuesday by the state Department of Labor & Industry. The metro area had the third-highest jobless rate among the state’s 18 metro areas. State College enjoyed the lowest unemployment rate at 3.7 while Johnstown was the highest at 6.8 percent followed by ...

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Survey: Ohio hiring uptick to hit Columbus

It’s been a tense couple of months for job markets near major American shale plays, but The Columbus Dispatch reports good news could be on the horizon for unemployed Columbus-area residents. According to a quarterly Manpower survey, one-fourth of the area’s employers plan on opening their doors to new employees between October and December, while only 4 percent plan to ...

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Heart of the Utica gets a hotel

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The small town of Cadiz, which is considered the heart of the Utica Shale formation in Ohio, has its first official hotel. The Micro-Inn & Suites by Wyndham opened back in June but will have its grand opening celebration next week.  The 81 room hotel didn’t quite go through the normal development process, but that wasn’t an issue for the ...

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Europe needs Pennsylvania’s natural gas

Thanks to Russia forcing Europe to pay high natural gas prices, Central and Eastern European counties are in need of Pennsylvania’s natural gas. On Monday, speakers at Williamsport-Lycoming Chamber of Commerce member connection event advocated the idea of exporting Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale gas.  During the discussion, commerce members requested the self-imposed exporting limits on natural gas be put to an ...

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Maine’s trees envisioned as key to future prosperity

Maine’s trees can be used to make much more than paper, a fact that offers a potentially bright future for Maine’s forest products industry if the right pieces fall into place. That was the message Tuesday morning at an event in Portland hosted by E2Tech, an organization that supports Maine’s environmental, energy and clean technology sectors. The event also served ...

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