This month, the commonwealth reached a major economic milestone as Governor Tom Wolf made the first deposit to the state’s reserves in nearly a decade, secured $30 million for his first-of-its-kind investment in workforce development, and raised the minimum wage for state employees.
Governor Wolf announced a $22 million deposit into the state’s Rainy Day fund, the first in nearly a decade.
Governor Wolf was joined by labor and business leaders, including Microsoft, and several cabinet secretaries to launch the next phase of PAsmart, a first-of-its-kind $30 million investment in workforce development. During the press conference in York, the governor signed an executive order to cut red tape and improve coordination between several state agencies to more effectively deliver workforce development services to Pennsylvanians.
Executive Order: 2016-02 Amended – Minimum Wage for Employees of the Commonwealth and of Organizations Receiving State ContractsJune 28, 2018
Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order increasing the minimum wage for employees of the commonwealth and of organizations receiving state contracts.
Building on his commitment to create Jobs That Pay as Pennsylvania’s economy continues to expand, Governor Tom Wolf today signed an executive order that increases pay for employees under the governor’s jurisdiction to no less than $12 an hour on July 1, 2018 and raises the wage by 50 cents a year until reaching at least $15 per hour in 2024.