May Jobs That Pay Update: Attracting Employers, Bolstering a Competitive Workforce, Improving Infrastructure

By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf

May 16, 2018

This month, Governor Wolf continued to welcome expanding companies to the Keystone State, launched numerous partnerships to provide critical skills to tomorrow’s workforce, and announced nearly a billion dollars in projects to improve Pennsylvania’s infrastructure and air quality.

Attracting Employers and Creating New Jobs
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The commonwealth continued to welcome companies seeking to expand their manufacturing footprint in a location that can provide the talent and resources necessary for long term growth.

This month, Governor Wolf announced business expansion plans and small business loan approvals that will help create and retain nearly 1,000 jobs across the commonwealth.

Bolstering a Competitive Workforce
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Since taking office, Governor Wolf has made it a priority to support programs that prepare Pennsylvanians for 21st century jobs that pay.

Building on that effort, the governor announced workforce development programs have supported the training of more than 120,000 workers since the start of the Wolf Administration.

In addition, the governor launched a new fellowship program to partner university students with local manufacturers and announced $2 million to support more than 600 summer internship programs across Pennsylvania.

Improving Pennsylvania’s Infrastructure and Environment
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Over the last month, Governor Wolf announced more than $921 million in projects to improve roads, bridges, public transportation, and water infrastructure across Pennsylvania. In addition, the governor announced more than $118 million in new grant and rebate programs, funded by the U.S. EPA settlement with Volkswagen Group of America, to improve air quality in the Keystone State.

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