December Jobs That Pay Update: Training Pennsylvania Workers, Expanding Businesses, and Improving Airports

December 13, 2018

The holiday season is here, but Governor Tom Wolf is still hard at work expanding job training and creating good-paying jobs for Pennsylvania workers. This month, the governor announced 80 new jobs and several new job training opportunities for Pennsylvanians all across the commonwealth. Additionally, improvements to 26 airports announced this month will further add to Pennsylvania’s economy.

Training Pennsylvania Workers

Governor Wolf announced that 38 career and technical centers and area vocational-technical education schools will be getting new equipment. Made possible by grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, this new equipment will give students hands-on training for careers needed by local employers.

Continuing to his commitment to preparing students for the jobs we have available, Governor Wolf announced new state funding will expand students’ exposure to manufacturing careers in the commonwealth.

Governor Wolf is doubling the number of apprentices in Pennsylvania by 2025. This month, the governor announced two new manufacturing apprenticeships in Northwestern Pennsylvania.

Creating Jobs

This month, Governor Wolf announced 80 new jobs in the commonwealth.

Tram Bar Co-Packing LLC will expand in Blair County, creating 30 good-paying jobs for Pennsylvanians. Tram Bar will manufacture energy bars for Kate’s Real Food of Jackson, Wyoming. This expansion will support families and build on the growing momentum of the economy in the Altoona area.

The Evonik Corporation, a German specialty chemicals company, is expected to create 50 new high-paying jobs in Lehigh County. Evonik plans to retain 277 jobs at the project site and across Pennsylvania.

Improving Airports

Twenty-six airports in more than 20 counties will be making infrastructure and equipment upgrades to maintain safety and expand aviation-related opportunities in the state.

With more than 400 airports across the state, this support helps keep aviation a viable transportation alternative and adds to Pennsylvania’s economy as well.

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