Press Releases

PA Chamber Applauds Vote to Scrap Crippling Overtime Rule, Save Businesses

June 28, 2021

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry President and CEO Gene Barr issued the following statement on the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s vote to block an onerous final overtime rule that would have hurt Pennsylvania businesses: “The damage the Department of Labor and Industry’s Overtime Rule could have caused to Pennsylvania businesses cannot be overstated,” […]

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PA Chamber: As Workforce Shortage Continues, States Across the Nation Pull Back Federal Unemployment Benefit Enhancements

June 17, 2021

HARRISBURG – PA Chamber of Business and Industry President and CEO Gene Barr issued the following statement regarding the impact the federal unemployment compensation benefit is having on a national workforce shortage as Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards becomes the first Democratic state executive to withdraw from the federal program: “The current workforce shortage isn’t […]

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PA Chamber Looks to Commonwealth’s Long-Term Economic Growth in Next Phase of ‘Bringing PA Back’ Initiative

June 03, 2021

HARRISBURG – As the Commonwealth starts to fully re-open and move past the COVID-19 pandemic mitigation measures, the PA Chamber is pleased to present the second phase of its “Bringing PA Back” economic resurgence initiative.  The first phase of the initiative focused on the short-term needs of employers operating during the pandemic, by helping businesses […]

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PA Chamber: Workforce Shortage Slowing Economic Recovery

May 27, 2021

HARRISBURG – PA Chamber of Business and Industry President and CEO Gene Barr issued the following statement regarding the current state of Pennsylvania’s workforce as employers experience challenges filling open positions: “As Pennsylvania begins to re-open, employers are reporting serious workforce shortages which are hindering the state’s economic recovery.  Over the past several months, we […]

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PA Chamber, Greater Philadelphia Chamber and Greater Pittsburgh Chamber Call for Transparent and Consistent Application of Pennsylvania Election Law

May 12, 2021

The PA Chamber of Business and Industry, the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia and the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, an affiliate of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, today issued the following joint statement in regards to potential changes to the state’s Elections Code: “As representatives of the Commonwealth’s broad-based business community, our […]

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