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County unemployment rate at the lowest level in 10 years

  Jim Hook, Updated 12:28 p.m. ET May 1, 2018 CHAMBERSBURG — Franklin County’s unemployment is at its lowest level since before the Great Recession. The county’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March was 3.8 percent, the lowest the rate … Continue reading

Herbruck’s celebrates Franklin County warehouse in anticipation of new egg-producing facility

  By Jennifer Fitch   CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch has not yet started construction of its nearly $100 million egg-producing facility in Montgomery Township, Pa., but it is already storing and shipping eggs from a former warehouse in … Continue reading

Tenants bring nearly 500 jobs to Wharf Road Industrial Park

  Jim Hook, Published 5:27 p.m. ET April 9, 2018 WAYNESBORO – A manufacturer in Hagerstown, Md., intends to move some of its operations to the Wharf Road Industrial Park in Washington Township. Jamison Door Co. plans to move … Continue reading

Jamison Door to move part of its operation to Franklin County, Pa.

    By Mike Lewis Jamison Door confirmed Monday afternoon that the company plans to move one of its three Washington County facilities to Franklin County, Pa. The decision to relocate the company’s roll-up door operation, which employs eight to … Continue reading

Wages rise in Franklin County; tight labor market squeezes employers

  Jim Hook, jhook@publicopinionnews.comPublished 12:32 p.m. ET March 8, 2018 | Updated 3:50 p.m. ET March 8, 2018 CHAMBERSBURG — Wages have been going up in Franklin County thanks to a tight labor market. The average manufacturing wage is up 8 percent … Continue reading