Tags: Economic- Crisis | jobs | crisis | pennsylvania

Penn. Panel to Address Industry Job Losses

Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 05:41 AM

By Sandy Fitzgerald

Pennsylvania’s manufacturing industry lost about a third of its jobs over the past decade, and Gov. Tom Corbett is forming an advisory council to identify the top issues blocking growth.
 
“Manufacturing adds more than $75 billion in value each year to our state’s economy, and it is paramount that we do all that we can to preserve and support that sector of our economy,” Corbett said in a statement to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.
 
Corbett’s council will make recommendations to strengthen manufacturing and “ultimately allow manufacturers to add jobs for Pennsylvanians.”
 
The council will consist of representatives from heavy machinery, minerals, pharmaceuticals, plastics, steel, and textile businesses, plus manufacturing trade associations. It will focus on how to attract and keep industry.
 
Recruiting talent is a particular problem for manufacturers, especially for factory jobs and metallurgy engineering positions, said David Barensfeld, CEO of Ellwood Group, which makes heavy-metal sections for equipment makers.
 
“We need to train more of our own or allow more of the foreign students to remain in the United States,” Barensfeld said.

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Kurt Cobain Documentary: Courtney Love, Daughter Frances Bean Reunite

Monday, 26 Jan 2015 17:22 PM

A Kurt Cobain documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival over the weekend, bringing together the rocker’s daugh . . .

Coinbase Launch: Company to Open First Regulated Bitcoin Exchange in US

Monday, 26 Jan 2015 16:50 PM

San Francisco’s Coinbase opened the first regulated bitcoin exchange in the U.S. on Monday, a move that many believe wil . . .

Emma Watson: 'Beauty and the Beast' Role as Belle 'Feels Surreal'

Monday, 26 Jan 2015 16:16 PM

Emma Watson has been cast to play Belle in Disney’s upcoming live-action version of “Beauty and the Beast,” an announcem . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved