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  •  That is hubby's hometown, I lived and worked in (3+ / 0-)
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    social services there for 11 years. In fact, i worked for a county agency who, at the time, had the state and federal contract for  adult education, welfare reform, and job preparation, resume preparation etc.  I worked in one of the housing projects there but the main office was on the West end of town. You probably know which I am referring to.

    I nevr knew there was a scam going on with job search and employment services in the Stopper company. When was that as I left that area about 15 years ago.  I was there in the last 80s to late 90s. I also worked as a therapist for a drug and alcohol rehab outpatient facility and before that, a I was residental behavior therapist in a home for the mentally ill.

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    by wishingwell on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 09:18:28 AM PST

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    •  NOT Stopper Company Job Scam (1+ / 0-)
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      Some half-assed temp employment agency rented an office in the back of the old Stroehmann bakery building on Washington Blvd. years ago (Interim, I believe.).  They advertised 6 different chemist and chemical engineering jobs with companies in the State College - Williamsport area.

      Since I was very active in my job search, I new all of the employers of chemists and chemical engineers in the State College-Lock Haven-Willamsport-Towanda area, and this seemed way too good to be true considering the job market was lousy.

      It turned out that it was too good to be true.  The employment agency admitted to the Pa. Human Relations Commission that none of the 6 advertised chemist or chemical engineering positions even existed.  (They just collected applicants' personal information which they turned around and sold.)  The agency changed its name immediately after the Pa HRC hearing.  Scumbags.

    •  Williamsport Courthouse Property Assessment Scam (0+ / 0-)

       The real scam was the 2004 Lycoming County "Fair Market Value" Property Tax Reassessment where the largest land parcels ended up as the least valuable for taxation purposes and the smallest land parcels ended up as the most valuable for taxation purposes, the antithesis of Fair Market Value taxation law (SEE 72 Pa CSA sec. 5020-402 -- Fair Market Value Taxation).

      A doctor on Ravine Road in exclusive Vallamont in Williamsport has a new, brick, $325,000 undervalued mansion on 10.44 acres obscenely  underappraised at $1010.00 ($96.74/acre) while a gentleman in the 300 block of Locust Street with an $11,000.00 home on .02 acre obscenely overappraised at $12,000.00 ($600,000.00/acre).  

      Everything belies common sense -- flood zones and blighted, crime-ridden ghettos have the most valuable land parcels for taxation purposes wjhile the most exclusive residential areas have the least valuable land for taxation purposes.
      (Ben Stopper has a $450,000.00 brick mansion on exclusive Grampian Blvd. on 7.05 acres obscenely underappraised at $45,080.00 ($6394.00/acre).

      Century 21 Appraisals of Middletown, Pa was the Lycoming County privatized assessment office that perpetrated this Major Criminal Fraud under county commissioners Richard Nassberg, Rebecca Burke, and Ernie Larson.

      This Major Criminal Fraud/Breach of Contract cost the taxpayers $370,000.00 and resulted in a number of the county school districts and municipal governments raising taxes based on the fraudulent assessment in order to generate enough revenue to operate.

      •  Thanks for all the information, I think I may (1+ / 0-)
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        recall something about a temp agency  but i had forgotten the name and details. But I did have some clients saying that they had found some temp agencies far better than others.  I only referred my clients and students to the more well known temp agencies.

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        by wishingwell on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 09:24:42 AM PST

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      •  I will kosmail you sometime about all the crazy (1+ / 0-)
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        and illegal and fraudulent things a friend of mine observed who have lived in Williamsport for 30 yrs and he worked as a paralegal and he was involved in politics, business, and he has experienced so much discrimination and he has seen so much fraud and abuse of power.

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        by wishingwell on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 09:32:06 AM PST

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