Procter & Gamble in Shippensburg Begins Hiring, Georgia Pacific likely choosing Exit 29 site

Procter & Gamble has begin the hiring process for their new Shippensburg, Pennsylvania facility.  The new 1.8 million square foot warehouse is being built along the Olde Scotland Road and is fully constructed on the exterior.   They are expected to hire 963 workers for the new facility. The company will be using two third-party contractors for the hiring of employees.  Translation --- the company will be using temporary agencies to staff the complex. The company said that hiring at…

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Carlisle worker killed at Amazon warehouse

OSHA is investigating the death of a Carlisle, PA woman while she was working at the Amazon.com warehouse near Walnut Bottom Road in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Jody Rhoads, 52, of Carlisle, died as a result of multiple blunt force injuries at Carlisle Regional Medical Center after the motorized pallet jack she was operating crashed into shelving, according to Cumberland County Coroner Charley Hall. This is truly a tragic event for the Rhodes family.  No one asks to get hurt at work,…

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Pennsylvania Workers Comp and Carpal Tunnel Claims

Carpal Tunnel syndrome can be a covered work injury in Pennsylvania workers compensation.   Given the latest stories we have posted here, with Procter & Gamble, Georgia-Pacific, and other large warehousing and manufacturing operations popping up all over Franklin, Cumberland, and Adams Counties, I felt it was time to address a common injury like carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is not an injury one would expect when thinking about what actually would be a workplace injury.  Those are saved…

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Georgia-Pacific coming to Shippensburg, Pennsylvania?

Georgia-Pacific coming to Shippensburg? - Mooney & Associates Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of paper products, such as Angel Soft, Brawny, Sparkle, and Dixie, is considering two locations for a regional distribution center in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.   The plans were presented last night before the Shippensburg School Board.  As a member of the School Board, I sat through the presentation and will be asked to vote on a LERTA, a property tax incentive program. Georgia-Pacific presented two different…

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Procter Gamble set to add hundreds of jobs in Shippensburg

Procter Gamble is the midst of building one of the largest warehouses in Pennsylvania right in Shippensburg.  Below is a picture of the huge warehouse. The facility is expected to be open by early fall 2014.  The distribution center is expected to employ over 960 employees, providing another shot int he arm to the Shippensburg and Chambersburg areas.   Given the healthy employment rates in Franklin and Cumberland County, the facility will likely draw new people into the area. The…

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Reporting a work injury in Pennsylvania

Often, I hear stories from clients that they were told by Supervisors that if a work injury is not reported within 24 hours of occurrence, then they lose their workers compensation rights.  Not only is the practice deceptive, but it is also legally incorrect. The PA Workers Compensation Act is specific in requirements to report an injury to your employer.  The Act states that an employee has 21 days from he date of injury to report the injury to the…

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Torcomp bringing jobs to Chambersburg

TorComp, a Brazilian company, will be breaking ground on a new facility in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.  The new facility is expected to bring 73 new manufacturing jobs to Chambersburg.  The facility will be built in the Cumberland Valley Business Park at Letterkenny. The new facility makes sense for TorComp to come to Chambersburg.  They are a major supplied for Volvo Construction Equipment.  Volvo's North American Corporate headquarter and major manufacturing facility is base din Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. The initial announcement came from…

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