December Jobs That Pay Update: Improving Education, Enhancing Communities, Supporting New Jobs
By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf
December 12, 2017
As 2017 draws to a close, the commonwealth continues to improve education opportunities, enhance communities and support jobs that will benefit the lives of Pennsylvanians through 2018.
Improving Education Opportunities. Governor Wolf touted the state’s significant progress in education and further bolstered Pennsylvania’s position as a national leader in STEM education by joining a bipartisan governors’ partnership to expand computer science programs in schools. Over the next decade, seven in ten jobs in Pennsylvania will require workers to use computers and technology.
Enhancing Communities. This month, Governor Wolf announced hundreds of investments in projects across the Keystone State that will create new recreational opportunities and help conserve natural resources, including the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
Supporting Jobs. Another company announced plans this month to relocate to Pennsylvania, creating more than 120 new jobs in Monroe County. Governor Wolf also announced low-interest loan approvals for small business projects across the commonwealth that will help retain more than 800 jobs and create more than 125 new jobs within three years.
Highlights from December 2017
- Governor Wolf Joins Bipartisan Governors’ Partnership to Expand Computer Science in Schools
- Governor Wolf Announces Increased Accountability on Grant Programs
- Governor Wolf Announces New Approvals for Low-interest Loans to Support 11 Small Business Projects and More Than 125 New Jobs
- Governor Wolf Announces Investment to Improve Recreation, Community Revitalization at 266 Sites Across Pennsylvania
- Governor Wolf Announces Terrafina Relocating to Pennsylvania, Creating 120 New Jobs in Monroe County
- Pennsylvania Expands Industrial Hemp Research Opportunities
- Governor Wolf Approves 106 Local Water Clean Up Projects Statewide
- Governor Wolf Announces Remediation and Assessment of Former Industrial Sites
- Governor Wolf Touts Importance of Education for Pennsylvania’s Economy
- Governor Wolf Announces Grant to Support Quality Early Learning Professionals
- Governor Wolf Announces 205 New Jobs for Veteran and Military Families Through Business Expansion in Erie County
- Governor Wolf Approves Funding for Abandoned Mine Cleanup Projects in Western Pennsylvania
- Governor Wolf Announces Approval of Funding for 125 New Community Projects Through Neighborhood Assistance Program
- Governor Wolf Visits United Way of the Capital Region to Discuss Workforce Development and Highlight the Importance of Giving
- Governor Wolf Announces Tax Credits to Revitalize ‘Mill 19’ – Site of Former Steel Mill in Hazelwood
Highlight from Twitter
Preparing kids for tomorrow’s economy is an issue we can all get behind. This week, I announced that PA is joining bipartisan governors in 14 other states in partnering with @codeorg to bring computer science education to all PA schools. https://t.co/KUVQtzcYT5 pic.twitter.com/2mrfQIkhwP
— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) December 6, 2017
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