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October 10. 2013 11:47PM


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Changes at Honesdale


National Bank


William Schweighofer, president and CEO of The Honesdale National Bank, has announced his retirement effective Dec. 31. Thomas E. Sheridan Jr. has been named to that post effective Jan. 1.


Schweighofer joined the bank in 1975 and held the leadership role of CEO since 1982. Schweighofer will become chairman of the board of Honat Bancorp, Inc. and The Honesdale National Bank on Jan. 1 replacing John P. Burlein, who served as chairman since 1996 and will remain on the board and serve in the capacity of vice chairman.


Honesdale National operates nine branches throughout Northeast Pennsylvania including one in Kingston. It also operates a mortgage center in Wilkes-Barre.


Xerox hiring 130


for its call center


Xerox is adding approximately 130 new full-time positions in Moosic by the end of the year, with hiring running through the end of October.


Positions will be for work at the call center, providing customer care services for one of Xerox’s clients. The center is located at 52 Glenmaura National Blvd., suite 302, in Moosic. The office is located across from the Shoppes at Montage on Montage Mountain.


Interested applicants may apply the following ways: Online at: http://xrx.sm/nt2; by phone at: 570-986-0452; walk in daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; or attend one of two hiring fairs. These fairs will be at the center on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Monday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Unemployment


applications up


The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits jumped by 66,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 374,000. But the spike was largely because California processed a huge backlog of claims and the partial government shutdown prompted some companies to cut jobs.


The Labor Department said Thursday that the less volatile four-week average rose 20,000 to 325,000. The sharp increase in both the weekly figures and the four-week average comes after applications hovered near a 6-year low the previous week.


A government spokesman said that about half the weekly increase occurred in California, where officials processed applications that were delayed several weeks by a computer upgrade. One-quarter of the increase reflected applications from employees at government contractors and other workers affected by the shutdown.




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