Threats of job loss lead to innovation in south central PA
In 2006, a major confectionary plant in South Central Pennsylvania announced that it would be closing, and another four in the area indicated that they would be making significant cutbacks. The total job loss would potentially reach around 600 jobs. To respond, the Lancaster, Berks, and South Central Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) partnered to build a strategy around the looming dislocation in this industry sector.
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