Gerrity’s Job Openings

 

Current job opening at Gerrity’s Supermarkets. Apply online or pick up a paper application at any location.

  • Temporary Help- Grocery and Stocking
  • Temporary Help- Bagging/Customer Service
  • Temporary Help- Deli Clerks
  • Part-Time Deli Clerks
  • Part-Time Cashiers
  • Part-Time Produce Clerks
  • Part-Time Grocery Clerks
  • Full-Time Cake Decorator
  • Full-Time Fry Cook- Meadow Ave Store
  • Full-Time Meat Cutter- Hannover Store
  • Full-Time Meat Cutter- West Pittston Store

Geisinger Jobs Available for Kids Camp

In an effort to assist the Geisinger family of employees with childcare needs, the organization is opening two onsite kids camps: one at Geisinger’s Pittston CenterPoint office and one at Geisinger’s Scranton School of Medicine location. We are seeking individuals that would be available to work with these children at our camp. Ideally, seeking childcare professionals and teachers with clearances that may be out of work right now due to closings.

  • Start date: as soon as possible
  • End date: when school is back in session or after 90 days, whichever comes first
  • Pay: Lead Counselor, $25 per hour; Counselor, $20 per hour
  • Hours: 8 hours per day, 30 mins for lunch
  • Location: Pittston and Scranton
  • Staffing: 5 staff per location with 20-24 kids; estimated 1:4 ration of staff to children
  • Age range: K through 6
  • Activity schedule during camp hours: TBD

Apply  at www.geisinger.org/careers (The job ID numbers are 60733 and 67032)

What we’ll need: 

  • Resume (or document that lists employment history and education history. If it’s been a while since you’ve updated yours, not to worry, make sure you most recent and relevant experience is on it and send it over)
  • Copies of all clearances (FBI finger printing, PATCH, Child Abuse Clearance, Mandatory Reporter)
  • Immunization records (if available)

Gov. Wolf Announces Disaster Loans Available to PA Small Businesses

Governor Tom Wolf today announced the availability of low-interest loans for small businesses and eligible non-profits in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

“We are incredibly grateful that the SBA recognized the urgency of this situation and granted our request so quickly,” said Gov. Wolf. “I encourage our businesses and non-profits to look at the SBA resources available to them and take advantage of this opportunity for financial assistance during this time of uncertainty.

“Thank you also to members of our congressional delegation, including Representatives Glenn Thompson, Chrissy Houlahan, and John Joyce for their assistance in expediting our request.”

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance and can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact.

The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses without credit available elsewhere; businesses with credit available elsewhere are not eligible. The interest rate for non-profits is 2.75%.

SBA offers loans with long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years. Terms are determined on a case-by-case basis, based upon each borrower’s ability to repay.

Businesses may obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the hearing impaired), or by e-mailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov

Loan applications can also be downloaded at www.sba.gov/disaster. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Completed applications should be returned to the local DLOC or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

The deadline to return economic injury disaster loan applications is Dec. 21, 2020.

Four Points by Sheraton Scranton Remains Open

Four Points by Sheraton Scranton is open and following all guidelines issued by the CDC and Governor. The Electric Grill and Lounge are closed, but we’re still offering breakfast and dinner as take out only.

PA General Assemby and Governor to Transfer $61 Million for Small Business Loans

PA GENERAL ASSEMBLY AGREES TO TRANSFER $61 MILLION FROM CFA TO SMALL BUSINESS LOAN PROGRAM

Leaders from each of the four caucuses of the General Assembly and the Governor agreed to move $40 million under the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) to a small business loan program to aid businesses impacted by the COVID 19 outbreak. These funds will be combined with $21 million in other available funds for a total of $61 million.

Small businesses are among the most affected by the closure of non-essential businesses, and in the financial recovery which will follow this outbreak, they will need as much support as the state and federal government is able to provide.

“In the wake of the unprecedented Coronavirus pandemic, it’s important that state government is trying to respond to all manner of its impacts, and that includes providing support to our small business community,” said Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, Jr. “Today, the CFA took necessary and swift action to provide low interest loans to small businesses to help keep them afloat during these difficult times. I commend the leadership of Governor Wolf and the other caucuses of the General Assembly for working together so quickly to come up with a viable plan to provide this assistance.”

“There’s been major disruption to small businesses and their employees,” said House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody. “This is a bipartisan down payment to get some working capital out quickly. Much more help is needed and we’ll keep working on that.”

These funds will be used to fund working capital loans of up to $100,000 directly to small businesses (those that employ 100 or fewer persons). The PIDA board has the authority to move money from MELF to SBF for such purposes. The interest rate is currently 3 percent; however, The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) board has the authority to adjust the interest rates.

The SBF is the most logical program to assist small businesses quickly because this is already its intended purpose.  It has the structure along with the needed regional infrastructure to help small businesses immediately including partnerships with local a Certified Economic Development Organization (CEDO) in preparing and submitting an application for approval by the Authority.  As these loans have a maximum amount of $100,000, they can all be approved by the staff and thus, if all requirements are met, and a complete application is submitted, each loan can be turned around rather quickly

Statement from The Woodloch Family Regarding COVID-19

During these challenging times that we are all facing, we offer our prayers for all those affected by this virus and for a quick return to normalcy. In an abundance of caution and in the best interest of the greater Woodloch family – including our guests, staff, and community – we are proceeding with the temporary closure of our resort properties beginning this Tuesday, March 17th and reopening May 1st, 2020.   Although we have had no incidents of the virus at Woodloch, and while we are taking every necessary precaution in regards to cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing, there is a growing need for us to do everything possible to slow and stop the spread of Coronavirus through social distancing. Hence, we believe it is our responsibility to close temporarily.

It is in times of crisis when we need each other the most, and this unprecedented time is especially challenging as Woodloch is a respite for families to bond and come closer together.  We are here for you and wish you and your loved ones health and safety as we navigate this together.

Sincerely,

The Kiesendahl Family

Support Local Business – Other Alternative Services

 

 

Local businesses offering unique and alternative services:

 

Gyms & Exercise

  • Quest Studio – Offering free workouts from home, live streaming for members
  • NEPA Fit Club – Online classes, virtual public offerings coming soon
  • Crunch Fitness – CrunchLIVE available to all members

Retail

Other

Lackawanna College to Complete Semester Online, Transition Staff to Work from Home

Lackawanna College President Mark Volk announced today that course instruction will continue online through the end of the semester amid coronavirus concerns. The College had previously announced that its courses would be held online through April 5 after its extended spring break.

Over the next few days, the College will transition to its plan for employees to work from home. Lackawanna will be running business as usual in a remote setting. “We came to this decision to be proactive in protecting, as much as we physically can, the health and safety of all members of the College Community and their families,” said President Volk.

Additionally, the College is canceling or postponing all College activities through June, including its Commencement ceremony.

Lackawanna College is not aware of any confirmed cases of COVID-19 among the College Community at this time.

For the latest information on Lackawanna College’s plan, please visit www.lackawanna.edu/coronavirus.