Challenge Alert

Lock in $15,000 with your donation by 6:30 p.m.

Donate now

    Pa. senators sponsor jobs legislation for minorities, women and youth

    A handful of Pennsylvania senators today will announce a jobs initiative to help minorities, women and youth find work.

    Sens. Lisa Boscola (D-Lehigh/Monroe/Northampton), Shirley Kitchen (D-Philadelphia), Judy Schwank (D-Berks), Christine Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia) and LeAnna Washington (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia) will announce legislation today with Dr. Thomas Rushton of the Monroe Career & Technical Institute and  David Masur of PennEnvironment.

    Their bills aim to create work opportunities through things like:

    Tax credit incentives to encourage small businesses to provide child and adult day care alternatives
    Improving school to work transition through post-secondary programs offered by community and technical colleges
    Summer job alternatives for youth
    PA Training Program for Marcellus Shale drilling operations      
    Incentives to grow women & minority-owned businesses
    Green jobs employment & training program

    You can watch a livestream of the announcement here at 11:30 a.m.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.