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.
Highlights from December 2018 – January 2019
- Funding from Wolf Administration to Support the Expansion of Morgan Advanced Materials and Technologies, Create 41 New Jobs
- Governor Wolf Announces $791,000 in PLCB Grants for Developing, Promoting Pennsylvania Beers
- Governor Wolf Reaffirms Commitment to Good Jobs, Skilled Workforce in Second Term
- Low-Interest Loan Financing Provided by Wolf Administration in 2018 Will Support More Than 4,300 Jobs
- Governor Wolf Showcases First Term Advancements in Economic Development, Infrastructure
- Governor Wolf Announces $2.6 Million to Prepare Students for High Growth Jobs
- Governor Wolf Announces Creation of Nearly 80 New Jobs Through Expansion of CorrChoice LLC
- Governor Wolf Announces Funding to Provide Skills Training to Next Generation of Workers at Bosch Rexroth Corporation
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? January 7, 2019 | ?Pittsburgh • All across the commonwealth, organizations like Iron Workers Local Union No. 3 are training Pennsylvanians for good jobs in growing careers. In my second term, we’ll continue to strengthen our economy by investing in Pennsylvania’s workforce.