Wages and Job Creation

Eugene has a proven record of working to build and create better-paying jobs for all Pennsylvanians. He knows in order to remain competitive in a global economy, we must make sure South Central Pennsylvania offers employers an educated, skilled, and job-ready workforce.

As Auditor General, Eugene conducted an audit of Pennsylvania’s workforce development system that called for a stronger commitment and more effective oversight to ensure Pennsylvania’s vision and goals for workforce development are met.

Eugene will take that same type of leadership to Washington. He supports encouraging greater emphasis on well-paying jobs in skilled trades and he encourages enhancements designed to better help older workers update their skill-sets.

Eugene is advocating for a $15 minimum wage because no one who works full-time should live in poverty because their wages are too low. A family-supporting wage puts more money in our local economy, benefitting local businesses and workers.

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