ALEXANDRIA, Pa., Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Kathy Manderino continued the 'Jobs That Pay' tour at ACCO Brands (ACCO) in Alexandria today. After the manufacturing tour concluded, she participated in a local business roundtable discussion, followed by a tour at PA CareerLink® Huntingdon.
"ACCO's state-of the-art facility showcased what the future of manufacturing looks like in Pennsylvania," said Sec. Manderino. "The company works closely with PA CareerLink® Huntingdon to create a pipeline of qualified, highly-skilled employees to meet future manufacturing needs and provide good paying jobs for local residents. This type of public-private partnership is a win-win for the community."
ACCO Brands manufacturers and distributes office and consumer products including notebooks, tablets, filler paper, index cards and envelopes. Sec. Manderino's tour highlighted the production line of Five Star® notebook products.
Following the tour, Sec. Manderino participated in a business roundtable discussion featuring representatives from Containment Solutions, Huntingdon Fiberglass, L&I's Altoona Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce, Huntingdon County Business and Industry, PA CareerLink® Huntingdon, and the Southern Alleghenies Workforce Development Board.
"I often refer to the JTP tour as a 'listening tour,'" said Sec. Manderino. "Today's meeting provided an invaluable opportunity to hear directly from local businesses, economic development professionals and stakeholders about what the future workforce development needs are in this region."
Following the roundtable, Sec. Manderino visited PA CareerLink® Huntingdon, to learn more about the services it offers to job seekers and employers in the county.
PA CareerLinks® are a proactive advisor for employers and candidates of nearly any industry, experience, or background. PA CareerLinks® work to match employers with qualified and skilled candidates, provides labor market insight, and help prepare job seekers to meet the needs of a competitive employment landscape.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry