June Jobs That Pay Update: Closing the Gender Pay Gap, Attacking Potholes, Expanding Workforce Opportunities

first_img By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf June Jobs That Pay Update: Closing the Gender Pay Gap, Attacking Potholes, Expanding Workforce Opportunities Economy,  Environment,  Equality,  Government Reform,  Government That Works,  Infrastructure,  Innovation,  Jobs That Pay,  Port Development,  Round-Up,  The Blog,  Transportation,  Workforce Development This month, the commonwealth made strides to end the gender pay gap, improve critical infrastructure, and expand opportunities for businesses to grow and collaborate with the teachers of tomorrow’s talent.Equal Pay and Commonsense Licensing ReformWith PA women still paid 21% less than men for equal work, Governor Wolf took action to address the gender pay gap and signed an executive order ending the practice of state agencies requiring a job applicant to provide their salary history during the hiring process.Governor Wolf also followed through on his executive order to examine the overhaul of the professional licensing system, calling for the removal of employment barriers, a streamlined occupational license process, and more balance between education and training requirements.Attacking Potholes and Improving InfrastructureFrom rural airports to major interstate roads to future innovation centers, it’s construction season and Governor Wolf has made it a priority to improve the commonwealth’s infrastructure. This month, the governor announced more than $63 million in funding for community development and infrastructure projects, including his aggressive Resurface PA initiative, a $22.3 million program to attack potholes throughout Pennsylvania.Business Collaboration and ExpansionsThis month, Governor Wolf announced more than $380,000 in apprenticeship programs and more than $2 million dollars in Teacher Workplace grants, allowing teacher to collaborate with industry leaders to provide students the education and job skills they need to succeed in a global economy. The governor also applauded AmerisourceBergen, Acutec Precision Aerospace, and Spartan Motors for announcing plans to expand their companies in Pennsylvania, creating more than 800 new jobs across the state.Highlights from May – June 2018Governor Wolf Announces Nearly $1 Million in PLCB Grants for Developing, Promoting Pennsylvania WinesGovernor Wolf Announces Spartan Motors Selects Lancaster as the Best Place to Support its Major Manufacturing Expansion ProjectGovernor Wolf Announces New Approvals for Low-interest Loans to Support Family Farming Operations in Seven CountiesGovernor Wolf Announces New Funding for Nine Projects to Promote Energy Efficiency and Spur Economic DevelopmentGovernor Wolf Announces Statewide ‘Resurface PA’ Initiative to Attack Potholes, Effects of Long WinterGovernor Wolf Announces Support for New, No-Cost Manufacturing Training Program in North Central PAGovernor Wolf Announces Approval of Grant to Provide Manufacturing and Employability Skills to Young Adults in Berks CountyWolf Administration Announces Investments to Improve 14 AirportsGovernor Wolf, Senator Casey Celebrate PhilaPort, Highlighting New Crane Arrival, Job Creation, and Economic GrowthGovernor Wolf, Secretary Richards Outline Statewide ‘Resurface PA’ InitiativeGovernor Wolf Announces Funding for The York Plan 2.0 Project to Revitalize Manufacturing SectorGovernor Wolf Announces Acutec Precision Aerospace to Invest in Meadville Through Facility Expansion, Creating 60 JobsGovernor Wolf Announces AmerisourceBergen Selects Pennsylvania for Expansion of National Headquarters, Adding More Than 550 New JobsGovernor Wolf Announces New Loan Approvals for Six Projects in Five Counties, Supporting Nearly 100 Small Business Jobs StatewideGovernor Wolf Takes Action on Equal Pay for WomenWolf Administration Continues Implementation of Methane Reduction Strategy by Releasing New Natural Gas Permits to Reduce Air PollutionGovernor Wolf, PennDOT Secretary Announce Plan to Improve Travel Between King of Prussia and Philadelphia Using New Smart Corridor TechnologiesGovernor Wolf Continues Rollout of Statewide ‘Resurface PA’ Initiative to Attack PotholesGovernor Wolf Announces Statewide Grants to Spur Development, Improve CommunitiesGovernor Wolf Signs New Legislation to Support Low-Cost, Clean Energy Technology in PennsylvaniaGovernor Wolf Announces Funding to Support Classroom Training in Apprenticeship Programs for Four Central Pennsylvania CompaniesHighlights from Instagram June 15, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img

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