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Free Training - Employee Engagement and Retention

The Manufacturing Consortium is offering Employee Engagement and Retention for Manufacturing training. Butler County Community College is the provider. Please see the below flyer for details. Deadline to register for Butler: April 12 Deadline to register for Indiana: May 31

SEWN Saves "Jobs that Pay"

“We need to rebuild the middle class, and we can do that by creating good jobs right here in Pennsylvania.” – Governor Tom Wolf Governor Wolf went on to explain that, “To rebuild the middle class, we need new ideas to create jobs that pay and policies that support our manufacturing and new growth industries.” And it’s no wonder that Governor Wolf focused on the manufacturing sector. According to the most recent statistics released by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, Center for Workforce Information and Analysis, the average Pennsylvania wage is $52,160 as of February, 2017. The average Pennsylvania manufacturing wage is $59,564 – approximately 14% higher. With that in mind,

Women in Skilled Trades Symposium

According to a recently-published article in Industry Week, "Women account for 83% of workers in middle-skill occupations that pay less than $30,000 per year, but only 36% of workers in such jobs that pay more than $35,000 per year. And they hold fewer than 10% percent of jobs in the growing areas of advanced manufacturing and transportation/distribution/logistics." The Community College of Allegheny County is actively working to balance this equation by sponsoring Career Exploration Day: Women in Skilled Trades. When: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where: CCAC West Hills Center

Curbs Plus Locates Manufacturing Facility in Huntingdon County

Area Development News Desk Curbs Plus, Inc., a manufacturer of roof curbs for HVAC units, will establish a new production facility in Mount Union Borough, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. The company plans to create 26 new, full-time jobs. Curbs Plus will occupy a 56,000-square-foot manufacturing facility located at 208 North Division Street, Mount Union Borough, and will invest more than $717,000 in the project including building modifications required for the company’s manufacturing process and the purchase of new equipment. Curbs Plus has committed to the creation of 26 new, full-time positions over the next three years, with hiring set to begin this month. “For the last two years we h

"Buy American" Bill to Boost Job Creation

Lipinkski Introduces "Buy American" Bill to Boost Job Creation and Ensure Taxpayer Dollars are Spent in the U.S. By Community Contributor Isaac Sancken Today, Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) introduced the Buy American Improvement Act of 2017 to create American jobs, promote the domestic manufacturing industry, increase transparency and accountability in government procurement, and ensure that taxpayer dollars are spent in the U.S. whenever practicable. "Despite the fact that too many Americans still can't find good jobs, the federal government continues to buy many products outside our country instead of using our hard-earned tax dollars to buy American products and hire American workers,"

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