Shusterman appointed to Pennsylvania Workforce Development Board

PAOLI, May 26 -- State Rep. Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester/Montgomery, will serve on the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Board and help strengthen the commonwealth’s workforce.

“We need a strong, yet sustainable workforce now more than ever,” Shusterman said. “As a member of the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Board, I’ll have the opportunity to speak on issues impacting our commonwealth’s workers, such as the need for a minimum wage increase and barriers that people with disabilities face when seeking employment.”

The PA WDB’s mission is to ensure that Pennsylvania's entire workforce system, covering many programs in multiple departments and agencies, meets employers' needs for skilled workers and workers' needs for career and economic advancement. The board is also responsible for providing policy guidance and direction to policymakers, evaluating performance and recommending continuous improvements.

"The commonwealth's economy and workforce are on the rebound after a tremendously difficult year. I am excited to bring my ideas forward to rebuild a diverse and robust economy that prioritizes building a strong middle class through small business and a well-trained workforce that keeps Pennsylvania workers in Pennsylvania,” Shusterman said.

A complete list of members can be accessed here.

For more information, contact Shusterman’s office at 484-200-8260.