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
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.
Bolstering a Competitive Workforce
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
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.
Highlights from April – May 2018
- Governor Wolf Announces Funding to Increase Welding Training Opportunities in Bedford and Somerset Counties
- Governor Wolf Announces $60 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 12 Counties
- Governor Wolf Celebrates Revitalization at Groundbreaking Ceremony for The Highline in Pittsburgh
- Pennsylvania Submits Nominations for Qualified Opportunity Zones to U.S. Department of Treasury
- Governor Wolf Announces Administration’s Efforts Helped More Than 2,000 Companies Train Their Existing Workforce
- Pennsylvania Investing More Than $2.8 Million to Expand Summer Internship Programs
- Wolf Administration Previews 2018 Northeastern Region Construction Season, Highlights Recycled Asphalt Paving Program
- Wolf Administration Previews 2018 Indiana-based Region Construction Season, Highlights Projects
- Governor Wolf Announces Expansion of USSC Group, Creation of More Than 240 Manufacturing Jobs in Chester County
- Governor Wolf Announces IRIS USA Expanding into Pennsylvania and Creating 95 New Jobs in Luzerne County
- Governor Wolf Highlights PAsmart Workforce Proposal at Monroe Career and Technical Institute
- Governor Wolf Launches New Fellowship Program to Connect Students and Manufacturers to Advance Innovation in Pennsylvania
- Governor Wolf Announces New Small Business Loan Approvals for Eight Projects in Six Counties, Supporting Nearly 700 Jobs
- Governor Wolf Announces Grant for New Manufacturing Training Program in the Lehigh Valley
- Governor Wolf: 82 Improvement Projects to Bolster Public Transit, Communities Across Pennsylvania
- Governor Wolf Announces $2 Million in Business Education Partnership Grants for In-Demand Jobs
- Governor Wolf Announces $118 Million Volkswagen Settlement to Fund New Air Pollution Reduction Program
- Governor Wolf Announces New Funding to Expand Machining, Welding Training Programs in Northwest Pennsylvania
Highlights from Instagram
It was great to be in Pittsburgh’s South Side yesterday to officially break ground on the new Highline project. This historic revitalization will completely transform this riverfront terminal and will create a new icon for the city of Pittsburgh. My administration is proud to support this successful public-private partnership that will continue to spur economic development throughout the neighborhood and better the community.
Pennsylvania students are one of our best resources for spurring innovation in our economy. Yesterday, I announced my new manufacturing fellowship that will help students gain real world experience while they complete their studies. Connecting students with manufacturers helps train our future workforce and helps companies harness young talent. Click the link in my bio to learn more about how we’re supporting new manufacturing growth in PA.