The Luzerne/Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board (L/S WIB) helped 12 companies, including four in CAN DO, Inc.’s Humboldt and Valmont Industrial Parks in Greater Hazleton, obtain a combined total of more than $50,000 in grant money through two programs that provide reimbursement to companies that run employee training programs.
The L/S WIB assisted the businesses in applying for the Make it in America grant and the Walmart Foundation’s Transportation, Distribution and Logistics grant. Grant programs like Make it in America and Transportation, Distribution and Logistics are authorized by the L/S WIB and administered at the local level by one of three PA CareerLink centers across the two counties.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf toured web.com in the CAN DO Corporate Center on January 15 after it was announced earlier this month that the internet company would be reshoring 74 jobs from the Philippines to Drums, PA. The Governor spent time walking through the facility talking with customer support and web design employees and then held a press conference with media.
Humboldt Park Association members elected new officers during a meeting and facility tour at the American Eagle Outfitters Distribution Center in the Humboldt Industrial Park.
Brian Poveromo, senior facility and maintenance manager at American Eagle Outfitters, was elected Humboldt Park Association president for 2016 and Chuck Cresap of Simmons Bedding Company was selected as vice president. Treasurer Tracy Karchner of Karchner Logistics and secretary Nancy Stasko of CAN DO will retain their current positions.
Located directly along the I-81 corridor in Northeast Pennsylvania and just minutes from I-80, Greater Hazleton offers an ideal location, just two hours to New York City and Philadelphia and within a day's drive of half the nation's population.