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A Conversation With: Susan Larkin, vice president, COO of Allied Personnel Services in Allentown

For 36 years Allied has been providing staffing and employment solutions to Lehigh Valley employers. Susan Larkin’s role as vice president and COO is to oversee operations and consult with Allied’s clients, develop strategic staffing programs and share critical labor market information based on the diverse insight and experience she has gained over her 25 years in the staffing industry.

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US jobless claims jump back above 1 million in face of virus

A gauge of U.S. layoffs rose back above 1 million last week, signaling the recovery from the COVID-19-induced recession will continue to be volatile as recent infection surges ease in some states but persist in others. About 1.1 million Americans filed first-time applications for unemployment insurance, the Labor Department said Thursday, up from 971,000 the prior week. ...

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