Jobs That Pay, Press Release Dunmore, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf toured Gertrude Hawk Chocolates and participated in a roundtable discussion with employees focused on expanding manufacturing jobs in the commonwealth.“Gertrude Hawk Chocolates is a great Pennsylvania business success story,” said Governor Wolf. “Talking to businesses like Gertrude Hawk about how we can help them thrive is extremely important to helping the commonwealth set the table for robust private sector growth to create and retain good jobs while strengthening the middle class.”Gertrude Hawk Chocolates has had three manufacturing locations since 1936, all within a 10-mile radius of each other in Northeastern Pennsylvania, where the company’s signature Smidgens® have always been crafted.Governor Wolf’s budget continues to invest in 21st century manufacturing, workforce development and training programs while also implementing new safeguards to ensure taxpayer dollars for economic development projects are spent appropriately and intended outcomes are met.Governor Wolf plans to invest in job creation by:Partnering with the commonwealth’s research universities and Industrial Resource Centers to accelerate manufacturing technology advancement and adoption, foster manufacturing innovation and commercialization, and build a 21st century workforce.Creating a new apprenticeship grant program to ensure workers can receive training aligned to business workforce needs, funded with revenue recovered from companies that fail to live up to previous commitments made when they received state assistance.Investing $5 million in a manufacturing training-to-career grant program to partner with technical programs and community colleges to develop new training programs that align with their workforce needs.Founded in 1936, Gertrude Hawk Chocolates operates over 60 retail store locations located across Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey and a growing e-commerce website. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter On “Jobs that Pay” Tour Governor Wolf Visits Gertrude Hawk Chocolates, Discusses Manufacturing June 02, 2017
Share 30 Views no discussions LocalNews Government acting to address crime, PM says by: – June 7, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Photo credit: iss.co.zaGovernment says it’s been making tangible moves to address crime and violence.The establishment of “Chances”, a “place of safety” catering for vulnerable children, skills training programmes, and the provision of scholarships for further education are some of government’s commitments to deal with crime, said Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit as he addressed a rally against crime and violence Sunday.“We provide financial support for Operation Youth Quake and CALLS, both these organizations provide training and impact the lives and etiquette skills to young persons who have become distracted from the formal education system… we have placed counselors at a number of schools,” he said, adding that community resource centres and sporting facilities as well as the Small Business Support Unit have been developed to encourage positive activities.”Skerrit told the rally that government is discussing with churches on island to clamp down on crime. The rally followed a march by interdenominational church groups, which spanned from Pottersville Savannah to the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard.Dominica Vibes News
Submit StumbleUpon Share Raketech names Karlsten as new COO May 27, 2020 Share Catena forecasts ‘record results’ ahead of August interims July 20, 2020 Related Articles Catena lauds ‘record’ Q2 as casino drives performance August 19, 2020 Stockholm-listed industry publisher Catena Media has revealed that it is sourcing ‘alternative revenue streams’ for its sports division, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt global sports fixtures.Publishing a trading update for January – February 2020, Catena Media revealed that sports accounted for 35% off its revenues generated during the period, which saw a 5.7% overall increase from €17.1m to €18m.The casino segment represented 59% of the company’s revenues during the first two months in 2020, while financial services revenues represented 5%.Addressing the shortfall in sports events, Catena Media said: “Due to the halt of several sports leagues, and postponement of major events across the globe, Catena Media is working closely with key operators to promote Sports events that are still running.“To mitigate the shortfall in Sports revenue, the focus is to increase the Casino business by converting traffic from a number of sports-related sites into Casino revenue and holding back on low-margin media spend.”The company emphasised that it is ‘closely following the global development of COVID-19 and its potential impact on the business’, and predicts that the outbreak ‘will have no foreseeable negative long-term effects’.Catena anticipated that the widespread postponement of sports fixtures ‘may contribute with a positive effect in the future when they are rescheduled.’Per Hellberg, CEO at Catena Media, commented: “The world is facing an unusual and challenging situation due to COVID-19. Catena Media’s largest business segment, Casino, represented 73% of EBITDA during January and February, is performing well and shows a positive development under the current circumstances.“Several sport events have been cancelled or postponed, and it is uncertain for how long this will last, but we are holding back on costs and finding alternative revenue streams for the Sport segment. Provided that the sports events start up after the summer break, our target remains unchanged, to reach double-digit profitable growth in 2020.”EBITDA for the two-month period increased 16.6% year-on-year to €8.6m, an increase from €7.4m.During the two-month period, Catena Media had not made any major investments, resulting in cash and cash equivalents of €19.2m and a net interest-bearing debt position of €162.5m.