Investments in 20 PA Airports to Upgrade Facilities, Support more than 8,400 Jobs

HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Corbett has announced that a $3.4 million state investment will improve safety and operations at 20 Pennsylvania airports that support more than 8,400 jobs. “Aviation, just as Pennsylvania’s other transportation assets, supports jobs and strengthens our state economy,” Corbett said. “These investments position these airports to offer better service and generate additional business activity.” The […]

Rail Freight Projects Approved For State Funding; Action Sustains Nearly 34,000 Jobs

HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Corbett announced today that 39 rail freight improvement projects that will help sustain nearly 34,000 jobs across Pennsylvania were approved for funding from two PennDOT-managed programs. “Transportation is a proven economic driver and these investments will help these companies maintain and create more jobs,” Corbett said. “Ensuring that these facilities and assets are ready […]

Investments in 35 Airports to Upgrade Facilities, Support more than 2,600 Jobs

HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Corbett has announced that an $18 million state and federal investment will improve safety and operations at 35 Pennsylvania airports that support more than 2,600 jobs. “Pennsylvania’s public-use airports support more than 300,000 jobs,” Corbett said. “When we expand a runway or make it safer to land at an airport, we […]

Corbett Concerned Regarding New EPA Regulations That Could Eliminate PA Jobs

HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Corbett released the following statement regarding new regulations issued today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding carbon emissions. “As Pennsylvanians, we are doing our fair share to reduce carbon emissions, and we have made great strides in recent years.  While we continue to review the EPA’s proposed rulemaking in detail, I […]

Corbett Announces JOBS1st PA Apprenticeship Grants to Develop Skilled Talent

HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Corbett has announced the availability of up to$1 million in JOBS1st PA grants to improve and enhance existing apprenticeship programs in the state so that apprentices acquire the skills necessary to compete in the 21st Century. The funding will be made available by the Department of Labor & Industry through its Re-Employment […]

Career Event Connects Students, Jobseekers with Employers

DUBOIS – More than just a job fair, a unique event for jobseekers at Penn State DuBois offered a comprehensive look at local employment prospects, complete with networking opportunities and job interviews. The Networking Luncheon and Career Fair was held in the campus gymnasium on Wednesday, and featured representatives from 42 businesses and organizations ranging […]

Corbett Launches JOBS1st PA Regional Partnership Grants to Strengthen Workforce Development Collaboration

HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Corbett has announced the launch of JOBS1st PA Regional Partnership grants to increase employer engagement and develop employer-driven training programs between workforce development and economic development organizations across Pennsylvania. These grants help advance Corbett’s Talented Workers initiative that was first launched as part of the governor’s 2014-15 proposed budget. “Developing a well-educated and trained workforce […]

Corbett Invests in JOBS1st PA

HARRISBURG -Gov. Tom Corbett’s 2014-15 budget proposal contains strategic investments in JOBS1st PA to create family-sustaining jobs for Pennsylvanians; it is calling for investments to bring jobs back to Pennsylvania and aligning education and workforce development with current job opportunities. JOBS1st PA, which was first launched in 2012, has created a comprehensive road map to economic recovery that […]

September Jobs Numbers Release Postponed Indefinitely due to Federal Shutdown

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry announced today that, due to the federal government shutdown that took place Oct. 1-16, the September 2013 preliminary jobs, labor force, and unemployment statistics that were scheduled to be released today will not be available. At this time it is unknown when, or if, preliminary data for the month […]

Federal Grant Creates Pennsylvania Game Commission Jobs

HARRISBURG –  A spike in federal grant money available to wildlife agencies is expanding opportunities for hunter education and outreach in Pennsylvania, and has resulted in the creation of two new positions the Pennsylvania Game Commission is seeking to fill. The Wildlife Restoration Act of 1937, often referred to as the Pittman-Robertson Act or simply P-R, […]

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