Governor Wolf’s Middle Class Task Force Stops in Montgomery County
November 20, 2017
Harrisburg, PA – Completing a statewide tour to hear from workers and businesses, Governor Tom Wolf’s Middle Class Task Force met in Montgomery County today. The task force is hearing from workers, businesses, educators and workforce development experts about issues that are important to the middle class.
“Through this task force, I want to hear from Pennsylvania’s middle class families about what they need and how we can work with businesses to create a skilled and talented workforce to support business expansion,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “These meetings will help us find strategies to close the skills gap and bring together workers, industry, educators and workforce development leaders to share information and offer solutions.”
The governor appointed a diverse panel of four chairpersons to lead the task force:
- Gene Barr, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry President and CEO;
- Rick Bloomingdale, AFL-CIO President;
- Dr. Sue Mukherjee, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Assistant Vice Chancellor;
- Susie Snelick, Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association Chairperson.
Local job seekers and students joined the business, labor, education, and workforce development experts from the community for an open conversation at the meeting.
The task force met in six regions across the state in recent weeks. It will present recommendations to the governor later this year.
The Wolf administration is supporting the task force with representatives from the Departments of Community and Economic Development, Education, and Labor and Industry.