What’s Happening in Pennsylvania?
Governor Wolf Announces $2.2 Million in Teacher in the Workplace Grants to Connect Schools and Local Employers
Governor Tom Wolf today announced $2.2 million in Teacher in the Workplace grants have been awarded to 92 local education agencies (LEA) to enable teachers to visit local employers and learn the skills and industry trends to enhance their classroom instruction, student learning, and career readiness. Each LEA will receive a $25,000 Targeted Grant through the Department […]
Local workforce development boards receive $5.8M in Youth Reentry Demonstration Project grants
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) recently awarded $5.8 million in Youth Reentry Demonstration Project grants to 10 local workforce development boards (LWDBs). “This investment will help those who have interacted with the justice system to get the skills they need for a good job and to build a career,” Gov. Tom Wolf […]
Lyft announces Pittsburgh pilot program offering discounts to 250 newly hired workers
As part of a nationwide initiative, the ride-hailing company Lyft has partnered with Pittsburgh organizations to offer discounted rides to select employees in order to serve their commuting needs. Angela Bowie, public policy manager Lyft in Pennsylvania, announced yesterday at the City-County Building in Downtown that the goal of the project is to make mobility […]
Department of Labor & Industry: L&I announces $4.6 million in PAsmart grants available to connect employers, create new job training opportunities
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jerry Oleksiak today announced that nearly $4.6 million in PAsmart grants are available to create more opportunities for Pennsylvania workers to increase their job skills and earn quality wages. “PAsmart is helping build a world class workforce by investing in an education and training system that helps […]
Gov. Wolf: $20 Million in PAsmart Grants Available to Advance Science and Technology Education
Building on the highly successful launch of his PAsmart initiative last year, Governor Tom Wolf today announced up to $20 million in grants are available to prepare students for the fast-growing fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and computer science (CS). “PAsmart is strategically investing in science and technology education so students get the skills […]
Apply to be a 2020 STEM Ambassador!
The STEM Ambassador Program is a 10-month leadership training opportunity and a strategic way to advance state STEM/workforce policy goals through education, targeting relationships with policymakers, and building a coalition of local and regional support. More information can be found here.
Department of Labor & Industry: Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate at 4.2 percent
Text of Nov. 15 press release. Total nonfarm jobs reach new record high. Harrisburg, PA – Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) released its employment situation report for October 2019. Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was up two-tenths of a percentage point from September to 4.2 percent. The national rate was up one-tenth of […]
Department of Labor & Industry: Wolf administration to invest $3.5 million in job training for students
Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration to invest $3.5 million in students and young adults to provide job training and work experiences that will increase their skills and strengthen Pennsylvania’s workforce, Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jerry Oleksiak announced today. “Pennsylvania employers need skilled workers to help them succeed and thrive,” said Secretary […]