Cham­ber up­dates mix­ers, ses­sions

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POTTSVILLE — The Schuylkill Cham­ber of Com­merce has sev­eral up­com­ing ses­sions on its agenda. Peo­ple may reg­is­ter for all cham­ber pro­grams on­line at www. schuylkillcham­ber. com. The cham­ber and the SEDCO/ cham­ber con­fer­ence cen­ter are at Union Sta­tion, 1 Progress Cir­cle, Suite 201, Pottsville, PA 17901.

· Shan­non Bren­nan,

Schuylkill Tech­nol­ogy Cen­ters, will present a ses­sion from 11: 30 a. m. to 1 p. m. Nov. 29 re­gard­ing strate­gies for re­tain­ing the mil­len­nial work­force. It will be held in the SEDCO/ cham­ber con­fer­ence cen­ter, cost­ing $ 40 for cham­ber mem­bers and $ 80 for non­mem­bers with lunch in­cluded.

· A ses­sion called Find Your Stres­sor, Achiev­ing Zen in the Workplace, will be held from 8: 30 to 10: 30 a. m. Dec. 18 at the SEDCO/ cham­ber con­fer­ence cen­ter with Edy P. Pierre of In Search In­no­va­tion. The ed­u­ca­tion sem­i­nar is el­i­gi­ble for the Tiers Ed­u­ca­tion Sem­i­nar Credit for part­ner mem­bers and higher. The cost is $ 25 for cham­ber mem­bers and $ 50 for non­mem­bers. The reser­va­tion dead­line is Dec. 14.

· The cham­ber of­fers a newmem­ber ben­e­fit, a hu­man re­sources helpline that pro­vides “fast, per­sonal help from real live HR pro­fes­sion­als,” ac­cord­ing to a cham­ber flier.

Help is avail­able re­gard­ing FMLA, ADA or leaves of absence; em­ployee dis­ci­pline, ter­mi­na­tion or em­ployee re­la­tions; ques­tions about drug test­ing or ha­rass­ment, of­fi­cials said in the flier.

“Call dur­ing reg­u­lar busi­ness hours to speak with an HR ex­pert,” ac­cord­ing to the flier. The toll- free helpline is 844- 318- 0699. For af­ter­hours calls, leave a mes­sage and the call will be re­turned the next busi­ness day. Peo­ple may also email ques­tions to Hrhelpline@ schuylkillcham­ber. com.

Peo­ple may reg­is­ter for all cham­ber pro­grams on­line at www. schuylkillcham­ber. com. The cham­ber and the SEDCO/ cham­ber con­fer­ence cen­ter are at Union Sta­tion, 1 Progress Cir­cle, Suite 201, Pottsville, PA 17901.

A pro­gram called WEDNETPA is funded by the state Depart­ment of Com­mu­nity and Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment and ad­min­is­tered by Le­high Car­bon Com­mu­nity Col­lege, ac­cord­ing to a cham­ber flier.

“You may qual­ify for WEDNETPA fund­ing if your com­pany is based in Penn­syl­va­nia, a man­u­fac­tur­ing or a tech­nol­ogy- based busi­ness,” ac­cord­ing to the flier.

Or­ga­ni­za­tions may be el­i­gi­ble to re­ceive up to $ 450 per per­son for es­sen­tial skills train­ing and up to $ 850 per per­son for ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy train­ing.

For more in­for­ma­tion, ap­ply to Mau­reen Dono­van, Cen­ter for Lead­er­ship & Work­force, be email­ing mdono­van@ lccc. edu or call­ing 570- 668- 6880 or 610- 799- 1245.

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