Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino continued the 'Jobs that Pay' tour in Northwestern Pennsylvania, at Zippo Manufacturing in Bradford today, and Eriez Manufacturing in Erie yesterday.
"Pennsylvania's manufacturing sector contains a wealth of good-paying, family sustaining jobs," said Sec. Manderino. "This type of high-tech, skilled trade is the face of manufacturing now, and it is in our best interest to ensure that the young people of Pennsylvania know that career and technical training can be a pathway to real, viable career."
Zippo Manufacturing, founded and headquartered in Bradford for more than 80 years, has produced more than 500 million windproof lighters, each backed by an unparalleled lifetime guarantee. In addition to the classic Zippo lighter, Zippo also markets candle lighters, utility lighters, men's apparel and accessories, and outdoor products. Zippo products are distributed in more than 160 countries.
Eriez Manufacturing is a world authority in advanced technology for magnetic, vibratory and inspection system applications. The company designs, develops, manufactures and markets magnetic separation, metal detection and materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment for process and metalworking industries.
"Both Zippo and Eriez are great examples of Pennsylvania companies with the type of 21st century, highly skilled manufacturing jobs we want to encourage in the state," said Sec. Manderino. "These companies have the type of Pennsylvania-grown success story we love to hear, and their commitment to their employees and their communities is evident – and both companies' best practices in workforce training and hiring can serve as an example to all Pennsylvania employers."
The 'Jobs that Pay' tour is an effort by state agencies to promote good-paying, family-sustaining jobs and career-paths available to job-seekers across the commonwealth, and to listen and learn from employers and employees about workforce development needs.