January Jobs That Pay Update: New Year, New Term, Same Commitments

January 23, 2019

Kicking off a new year and a new term, Governor Tom Wolf is making sure Pennsylvanians know his commitment to good-paying, sustainable jobs is unchanging.

More than 100 new jobs are coming to the commonwealth as businesses expand across the state, including Elk, Potter, Dauphin, and Lebanon counties.

A focus on apprenticeship and job training continues to be paramount to the Wolf Administration. This month, Pennsylvania schools and students received more than $2 million in grants.

Through January, Pennsylvania will continue to build on successful investments in schools, businesses, and residents.

Investing in Job Training

This month, Governor Wolf announced more than $2.6 million in federally funded Business-Education Partnership grants to 22 local workforce development boards. The grants will connect businesses and schools to provide students with soft skills, internships, workplace shadowing, and mentoring opportunities.

Through the governor’s PAsmart initiative, workers at Bosch Rexroth Corporation will also expand job training opportunities. The engineering company in Bethlehem received nearly $50,000 in grant funding to help train a new generation of employees.

Creating and Sustaining Our Workforce

Elk and Potter counties will see the creation of 41 new jobs through the expansion of Morgan Advanced Materials and Technologies, Inc. The more than $1.6 million expansion will create the manufacturing space to meet a growing demand for materials used by military and law enforcement.

The governor also announced nearly 80 new jobs through the expansion of CorrChoice LLC. The producer of industrial corrugated paper packaging products will expand into a facility in Derry Township at the border of Dauphin and Lebanon counties.

Looking at Past Successes

This year, Governor Wolf and his administration recommitted themselves to core Pennsylvania values: schools that teach, jobs that pay, and government that works.

In the last four years, Governor Wolf prioritized middle-class jobs and supported high growth industries. During the governor’s first term, Pennsylvania added more than 200,000 jobs and set an all-time record with more than 6 million jobs in the commonwealth. In addition, the state added more than 12,010 new businesses establishments.

In 2019, he will continue to support efforts to combat the gender wage gap, raise the minimum wage, and make investments in job training to produce a highly skilled workforce.

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