The Penguin Group, a book publisher, will be closing in February, 2015 and the entire workforce will be laid off by the end of the month. The employees range from Picker/Packers, Forklift, General Warehouse, Clerical, and Janitorial.
The Department of Labor and Industry’s Rapid Response Unit is working with the soon-to-be dislocated workers to place them in new jobs. Rapid Response Regional Representative Rich Parry heard about the great job that NEPA SHRM members and other HR professionals have been doing at the Employment Expo reviewing resumes. He inquired whether we would do the same for the Penguin employees.
The pertinent information is below.
1.) Dates & Times:
a. Tuesday, December 16, 2014; 2 to 4 pm
b. Wednesday. January 14, 2015; 2 to 4 pm
2.) Street Location:
1 Commerce Boulevard, Pittston Township, PA 18640
Please let me know if you can volunteer an hour or two to assist in this worthy cause. In the past, we have been able to get HRCI credits for similar service.
Christine M. Jensen, SPHR®
PA CareerLink® Administrator
32 E Union Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
V(570)-822-1101 ext. 3057