|By Denise Allabaugh, The Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Forty-six percent of the jobs in
Downtown employment information is not routinely calculated.
Specific employment numbers about downtown
Nonprofits top employers
Top employers located in downtown
Blue Cross of
"We are proud to be in the downtown area, and our employees enjoy and appreciate the amenities, such as the Farmers Market in the summer and fall, the convenience of downtown shopping and the many restaurants that offer options for lunch," said
"People appreciate the beauty of the River Common," she said. "Seasonal events, like the Farmers Market on
The college spent
Government tops in
Top employers in downtown
Another 472 full-time employees work in a state office building at
Among the federal offices in
The University of
The University of
"It's nice to have all that within walking distance," said
The university runs a Downtown Engagement Initiative to familiarize students with places to go downtown. Almost two-fifths of freshmen in the last school year attended downtown First Friday events compared to about one-fifth in 2011, a university survey found.
Making up the fabric of downtown
"The biggest success is downtown's emergence as a restaurant row,"
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