Jobs/Workforce Development

While our national economy has seen unprecedented prosperity over the last several years, throughout the district I constantly hear about employers having trouble finding good employees to take open positions. While on the House Education and Labor Committee, I have learned about the importance apprenticeships in learning skills while finding a career path. In addition, we should continue to promote employer-led innovation in, and access to, work-based learning experiences, while maintaining the flexibility necessary for businesses. I am a big believer in also incentivizing career-minded students to seek a path to career and technical schools. Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District is home to some of the best trade schools in the country and the economic success opportunities for these students is incredible.

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September 15, 2020 In The News

“Penn College rightfully sits right where it should be. It ranks as one of the best colleges in the U.S.,” said Dennis Alvord, deputy assistant secretary for economic development for the U.S. Economic Development Administration.

Alvord spoke remotely at a ceremony commemorating the partnership between his office and the Pennsylvania College of Technology in the expansion of the college’s welding lab.

“Your focus on providing students with a comprehensive, hands-on technical

September 11, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON (SBG) — The aviation industry has been among those hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, but federal assistance has so far enabled most airlines to avoid widespread layoffs. With that protection nearing its end, executives and labor leaders are pressing Congress to approve more aid, but it is not yet clear if further help is coming.

September 11, 2020 In The News

The airline Paycheck Support Program contained in the CARES Act is set to expire on October 1, 2020. Carriers are making plans on how to deal with its loss, and the outlook doesn’t look good for many IAM members and other airline workers.

September 8, 2020 In The News

KREAMER — Wood-Mode LLC owner Bill French celebrated the company's one-year anniversary Thursday by hosting a luncheon for its 413 employees.

"We've put Humpty Dumpty back together again," said French of the custom cabinet manufacturing business he revived less than four months after Wood-Mode Inc. abruptly shut down on May 13, 2019, when owners Robert and Brooks Gronlund failed to secure a new buyer or funding to continue operating after 70 years and left 983 people jobless.

September 8, 2020 In The News

Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) announced a bipartisan effort in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday to "save" regional airports.

Congress is facing a September 30 deadline to extend critical funding to support to the aviation industry, which has announced layoffs and service suspension at regional airports across the nation, including Williamsport Regional Airport (IPT).

Not only would the airline suspend service to regional airports, they would enact involuntary staffing reductions beginning in early October.

September 8, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON — Congressman Fred Keller (R-Pa. 12) is leading an effort in the U.S. House of Representatives designed to save regional airports. The effort comes as Congress faces a Sept. 30 deadline to extend funding to support to the aviation industry, which has announced layoffs and service suspension at regional airports across the nation, including Williamsport Regional Airport.

September 1, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) led a bipartisan effort in the U.S. House of Representatives to save regional airports. The effort comes as Congress faces a September 30 deadline to extend critical funding to support to the aviation industry, which has announced layoffs and service suspension at regional airports across the nation, including Williamsport Regional Airport.

 

August 26, 2020 In The News

Under the leadership of President Donald Trump, the American people built the greatest economy the world has ever seen.

During the president’s first term, private industry created more than 400,000 new manufacturing jobs and the United States became a net exporter of natural gas for the first time since 1957. Before the coronavirus pandemic, new unemployment claims had reached a 49-year low as more Americans were working than ever before in American history.

August 25, 2020 In The News

WILKES BARRE (WOLF) — The Delivering for America Act aims to protect the U.S. Postal Service by providing emergency funding while preventing service cuts.

The act would provide 25 billion dollars in emergency funding for the Postal Service just as steep declines and increasing delays have swept the nation over the last two months.

FOX56 spoke to Congressman Fred Keller and Congressman Matt Cartwright with differing opinions about the bill that was passed yesterday.

August 25, 2020 In The News

LOCK HAVEN – Congressman Fred Keller (R-12) on Monday provided Lock Haven area business leaders with an update on efforts to get a second round of coronavirus stimulus money approved by Congress.

Keller told the dozen or so in attendance that he questioned the timing of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in her recent call to bring the House off its August recess and back to Washington on Saturday to address concerns about the US Postal Service. The first-term congressman said congress needs “to get beyond trying to make political points.”