Governor Wolf’s Middle Class Task Force Holds Roundtable Discussion in Northwestern Pennsylvania

first_img Economy,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf’s Middle Class Task Force met at Edinboro University in Erie County today to hear from northwestern Pennsylvanians about how to improve the lives of middle class workers and their families. The task force consists of leaders from business, labor, education and workforce development.“The middle class families of Pennsylvania need to be heard – from our rural communities to our largest cities – to tell us about their experiences and how we can work together to create jobs that pay and support business expansion,” said Governor Wolf. “This task force has repeatedly heard from companies that cannot find skilled workers and people who cannot find jobs. Meetings like this are starting to bridge that divide by helping industry, workers, educators and workforce development leaders come together to offer solutions and share information.“It is important the people of the northwest have a voice in this process as we develop recommendations to improve Pennsylvania’s middle class, help businesses and workers, and grow the economy.”The governor appointed a diverse panel of four chairpersons to lead the task force:Gene Barr, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry President and CEO;Rick Bloomingdale, AFL-CIO President;Dr. Sue Mukherjee, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Assistant Vice Chancellor;Susie Snelick, Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association Chairperson.Local job seekers and students joined the business, labor, educators, and workforce development experts from the community for an open conversation at the meeting.“Our American democracy has been one of upward mobility through hard work and, for generations, millions of Pennsylvanians have made a better life for themselves by going to college,” said Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Interim Chancellor Dr. Karen M. Whitney. “Colleges and universities are drivers of economic and social mobility that play a vital role in Pennsylvania’s economy—providing employers with highly skilled, highly educated employees. By working together with business and industry, we can provide the academic programs that match both employees needs and the interests of students. It’s a win-win for students and the Commonwealth.“From our perspective, there is a compelling partnership between the 14 state universities and the Governor’s Middle Class Task Force as we all look for ways to better meet the needs of hardworking Pennsylvanians.”This is the fourth of six regional meetings the task force is holding around the commonwealth. The recommendations will be presented to the governor later this year.The Wolf administration is supporting the task force with representatives from the Departments of Community and Economic Development, Education, and Labor and Industry. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter November 03, 2017center_img Governor Wolf’s Middle Class Task Force Holds Roundtable Discussion in Northwestern Pennsylvanialast_img read more

Affordable townhouses the key new community hub

first_imgAnise is being developed in Bridgeman Downs, will comprise 64 contemporary townhomes.Fragrant gardens filled with herbs and flowers to help residents keep their homes smelling sweet will be a key feature of AVJennings’ new Anise community.The development in Bridgeman Downs will offer 64 contemporary townhouses.Anise will take inspiration from its namesake, with plants including lavender, rosemary and mint to be planted in the community recreation hub, which will also feature a pool, lawn terrace, barbecue area and bike storage.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoA doTERRA essential oils package will be presented to every purchaser at handover, including star anise, lavender, peppermint and lemon oils, suitable for cooking, cleaning and aromatherapy.AVJennings chose Bridgeman Downs for its newest community to give young buyers an opportunity to secure a home in the neighbourhood where they grew up and downsizers a chance to move from a larger home to a lower maintenance lifestyle, while still enjoying all the facilities of the suburb.AVJennings national developments manager Angus Johnson said there was a real opening in the market for affordable, townhouse living in Bridgeman Downs.”The younger and older generations in Bridgeman Downs are seeking alternatives to acreage living and the traditional family home,” Mr Johnson said.“Anise Bridgeman Downs is an attractive proposition to new and existing residents who want lifestyle variety at an address close to the city and bounded by a hinterland outlook.“Until now there has been very little new development with great facilities at an affordable price point.”last_img read more

Representatives of Clubs of the Women’s Premier League in Bosnia-Herzegovina held a Meeting in Sarajevo

first_imgA meeting with representatives of the clubs of the Women’s Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina was held on Wednesday at the premises of Football Federation in Sarajevo.The meeting discussed the organization of WPL matches, disciplinary measures, the Grassroots project – Regional tournaments for girls up to 13 years old, the project of the FF BH Coach Education Centre, which involved the education of female coaches for national C and UEFA B licenses, and the allocation of support funds to the WPL clubs.The FF BH was represented at the meeting by general secretary Adnan Džemidžić, executive director of the sports sector Elmir Pilav, president of the Disciplinary Committee Josip Roso, vice-president Dalibor Šantić, expert associate for league competitions Igor Portner and expert assistant for football development Ivana Vlaić.A discussion was opened where the participants of the meeting exchanged opinions and views, and a lot of constructive proposals were presented with the aim of further improvement of women’s football in our country.last_img read more

Zark’s rises; eze, perpetual wallop jru

first_imgMOST READ Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Ricci Rivero participates in Gilas practice Mike Nzeusseu paced Zark’s-Lyceum, which rose to4-1, with 27 points and 11 rebounds while reigning NCAA Most Valuable Player CJ Perez added 18 points.“Wangs wanted to win as badly,” said coach Topex Robinson as he took responsibility for the near-collapse. “I wanted to give others a chance to play and it almost turned into a loss.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLater, Prince Eze recorded a rare triple-double to power Perpetual Help to an 88-72 rout of Jose Rizal University.Eze dominated with 24 points, 20 rebounds and a record-setting 11 blocks to become just the fifth player in D-League history to achieve the feat. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreakcenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The Altas halted the Bombers’ two-game run to tie their victims at 2-1. —RANDOLPH B. LEONGSON, INQUIRER.NETSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Zark’s Burger-Lyceum overcame a late challenge by Wangs Basketball-Letran to escape with a 95-93 win and its fourth straight victory in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Monday at Pasig Sports Center.Jaycee Marcelino scored the deciding basket with 1:03, nailing a floater off an assist from MJ Ayaay.The Jawbreakers’ defense stood its ground in the return play, thwarting numerous attempts from the Couriers, the last of which was a fadeaway from Bonbon Batiller.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more