READING, Pa., June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino and Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today continued the "Jobs that Pay" tour at the Jump Start Incubator in Reading. Manderino and Davin also participated in a business roundtable with several Jump Start businesses.
"Small businesses are the lifeblood of Pennsylvania' economy," said Sec. Manderino. "Our goal is to support startups during their critical initial development and work with them to provide a pool of qualified, well-trained employees as they prepare to grow and expand their businesses." critical development period, to accelerate their growth, and help them reach their potential.critical development period, to accelerate their growth, and help them reach their potential.
"The small business community in Pennsylvania is integral to our economy, employing nearly half of the state's private sector workforce," said Sec. Davin. "The unbridled potential associated with business growth and expansion in Pennsylvania has helped turn the dreams of business ownership into opportunities for many all across the commonwealth and we're excited to discuss these opportunities today at Jump Start."
Following the tour of the Jump Start Incubator facility, Manderino and Davin attended a roundtable discussion with some of the incubator's current clients including R&B Legal, and Cast & Crew. The incubator, which is managed by the Kutztown Small Business Development Center, provides a myriad of services to help advance small businesses including bookkeeping, marketing and market research, human resources, financial analysis, and access to on-site industry professionals.
The "Jobs that Pay" tour is an effort by state agencies to promote good-paying, family-sustaining jobs and career paths available to job-seekers across the commonwealth, and to listen and learn from employers and employees about workforce development needs.
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Lyndsay Kensinger, DCED, 717-783-1132
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