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QVC Laying Off 220, Shipping Jobs to Poland

QVC is laying off 220 people as it ships parts of its HR, IT, finance and legal departments to Krakow, Poland. Approximately 100 people at the […]

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Philly Adding Bachelor’s Degrees at Second-Highest Rate in U.S.

Philadelphia’s population is much more educated than it was just four years ago — but it’s still got plenty of room for improvement compared to other […]

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Philly is 3rd Worst City for Job Growth, Says CareerBuilder

Philadelphia may have added 30,875 jobs from 2014 to 2015, but it was still the third-worst city for job growth in the United States, according to […]

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Philly Ranks 5th on Huffington Post List of Top Tech Cities

Philadelphia’s tech scene got some nice recognition in a new Huffington Post article ranking the top 10 cities that techies should consider moving to in […]

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1,300 Layoffs for Northeast Philly’s Cardone Industries

Cardone Industries plans to lay off more than 1,300 workers in Philadelphia. Cardone is an auto parts re-manufacturer, meaning it re-engineers parts for cars and trucks to […]

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Hangovers Cause $82 Billion Headache For Workplaces

The costs of a night of drinking are as timeless as alcohol itself. For many, a headache and some dehydration are standard expectations after a night […]

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Study: Philly Small Business Owners Optimistic About 2016

A survey of 300 small business owners in the Philadelphia area suggests 2016 could be a good year for the local economy. More than a […]

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Zillow: Philly Rent, Home Prices Growing Slower than National Average

Good news for renters and potential home buyers — Philly is still way more affordable than other East Coast cities. Despite the current real estate boom […]

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Philly’s Most Competitive Neighborhood For Home Buyers is…

Trivia question: What’s Philadelphia’s most competitive neighborhood for home buyers? Point Breeze? East Kensington? Northern Liberties? Nope. It’s Fishtown — home of gastropubs, record shops, […]

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Northeast Philly Factory to Close

Update (1 p.m. on Dec. 22): A representative from the PA Dept. of Labor and Industry said the plant closure will result in 110 layoffs.   […]

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10 Most In-Demand Jobs Right Now

With unemployment at 5 percent nationally and the economic crisis of 2008 even further in the rear-view mirror, it’s a great time to examine which jobs are […]

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Watch: Time-Lapse Video of King of Prussia Mall Expansion

By fall 2016, the King of Prussia Mall expansion will be finally finished, but the folks at Simon Property Group offered a look at the project’s […]

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Why Philly’s Dropping Rents Are Great for Retaining Talented Millennials

Although Philadelphia is going through an obvious real estate boom, with cranes in the air throughout downtown and luxury homes sprouting up in previously unlikely neighborhoods, it’s […]

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Warby Parker to Le Bec-Fin Site a Sign That Center City Is Changing

On the surface, Warby Parker opening a new location on Walnut Street isn’t huge news. Sure, having the tech-based eyeglasses startup in town brings in more tax revenue, […]

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Study: Center City Retail Rising

The Center City retail market has been on fire recently, with a young-yet-affluent customer base sparking more than $740 million in retail demand, according to […]