Governor Wolf Tours All Sports America, Touts Collaboration in Reshoring and New Jobs Creation

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Tours All Sports America, Touts Collaboration in Reshoring and New Jobs Creation Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Northumberland, PA –  Governor Tom Wolf today visited All Sports America, a manufacturer of athletic uniforms, to highlight the administration’s support for the project and manufacturer’s efforts to reshore jobs from overseas to Pennsylvania.“In an era in which so many companies choose to move their operations overseas, success stories like All Sports America show that the best place for a company to grow and thrive is often right here in Pennsylvania,” Governor Wolf said. “I applaud All Sports America for their success so far, and I’m looking forward to seeing them continue to grow in the years to come.”In April of last year, the Governor announced that All Sports America would expand and create 42 new jobs over the next three years, reshoring the manufacturing of products currently being produced overseas. Since the announcement, All Sports America has hired five additional employees, and expects to hire 15 more by the end of 2018.“All Sports America is honored to be working with Governor Wolf and his Action Team in bringing jobs back to Pennsylvania,” said Richard Rock, President & CEO, All Sports America. “With the help of the Governor, we are expanding our operations and expect to hire 42 new full-time employees over the next 3 years.”Last year, All Sports America received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $40,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant and $42,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon the creation of the new jobs. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the Governor and work with businesses considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.center_img January 09, 2018last_img read more

The first 3 days since we arrived we made some pre

first_imgThe first 3 days since we arrived we made some preparationsfor the summer camp: a workshop with 150 students from different districts ofSao Tome that are divided in different teams together with the volunteers ofYSP for 10 days. We were preparing lectures of character education, printingthe materials we will give to them, the food, all the schedule with theactivities we will do during that time. Our accommodation is in schools andpublic spaces that we are going to fix or help reconstructing. Everything wasdone with the support of the assembly (town hall) of each district as well. They are very interested about the texts we use as materialsto talk to them, especially the HDH from True Father ́s autobiography. Afterreading we made teams and make a space for them to share what they thought orto ask questions. In many occasions we went over the HDH time because they liketo discuss about it. Each day we are becoming closer and I can feel that they arelearning so much about new things, also they are teaching us so many thingseach day. Many said that they feel at home and as a family, so as staff we areworking on creating a space where they can really relate as True Brothers andSisters and feel a lot of love from us. Since the volunteers from STF Europe were divided indifferent places here there is a report of each project: Most of the people who gather for this project are YSP leaders in their own country, UPA cadets, and people who have done a lot in leadership position, or taken responsibilities in our church. In total we had 22 different nationalities from Europe, Asia, South America, Central America, America and Africa. On the 22nd we helped the community to clean the debris leftafter a fire that happened last night just in the building in front crossingthe road. It feels like we were protected so that it didn’t occur here in theschool. There were no people inside the place that burnt out and just some gotinjured when helping to turn off the fire. That night, especially thevolunteer’s militaries, half of the staff and some students supported directlythe situation. Andre Rivas (Colombia) and Junka Alves Ogawa (Venezuela): This summer camp started at 18 July 2019 in Cantagalo – São Tomé. We are eight people in the staff group: Japan, Brasil, Nigeria, Philippines, Venezuela, Angola and Colombia. We opened the camp with a ceremony in the Camera of Cantagalo, hearing words from the president of the camera. When we finished, we went to the school and there the director welcomed us. In the mornings we have service projects. One of them is tobuild a wall in the back of the school that will stop delinquency in the place;usually people from outside the school enter and disturb the classes andactivities. With the help of professionals in that area and people from theschool we are building a fence. We clean the trash, fix the classroom tables,clean the water tanks, taking care of the plantations. At the beginning we gave an orientation about YSP and allthe activities that we are going to do in these days so they can know thepurpose of the camp and YSP. Our schedule consists of Hoon dok hwe from True Father’sAutobiography, character education lectures, service projects (right now we arecollecting trash around the school and at the beach), Tongil Mudo training andSports/games. The lectures were based on the Divine Principle and I could see howthe students & helpers are showing a lot of interest in the teaching bytaking notes and asking a lot of questions. In character education they learn how to practice living forthe sake of others every day so they voluntarily serve food every day and helpcleaning without asking them. The students and the community are really open tochange their minds and hearts so I have a lot of hope they will receive TrueMother in the best way possible and also they will change São Tome to a God’scountry. The participants are really excited and open minded duringthe lectures that are about topics like: what is being a good person,sustainable peace, love between brothers and sisters, preparation for marriage.The environment is really comfortable because they can express themselvesasking questions and saying their opinion. It was helpful for the neighbors and also students to havethis working together today. We started cleaning and some families came out andjoined us. It was difficult for those who wanted to help to do something beenfew, but the team unity applied there make it possible fast and harmoniously.center_img Prepared by FFWPU Sao Tome We have the support of the authorities to bring water andtrash cans for the students who are really happy and enthusiastic. Theyinteract really well with the community and also with the volunteers with whothey have a cultural exchange, learning how to dance and sing from differentcultures, also learning English with some lessons we are giving. Mathias Mussy (Austria):”We started our summer camp project in Lembá (São Tomé & Príncipe). Our 25 students (between 12-18 years) including 6 militaryboys, 4 boy scouts and 8 volunteers (Staff). Our volunteers were from Brazil,Japan, the Philippines, Congo, Angola and Austria (me). On the first day whenwe arrived in Lembá, we had an opening ceremony with the local President at theCity Hall. We were welcomed by the President and we could explain about YSP andour summer camp project. Stefany Obando (Ecuador): The day 18 of July we start the Global Summer camp in VistaAlegre, with the participation of 23 students, 1 boy scouts, 6 military boysand 7 volunteers from Japan, Brazil, Angola, Ghana, Philippines and Ecuador,all of us were welcome by the authorities in the Camera of Me-Zochi (districtin São Tome) and for the community as well. I could also see how the people here have a heart of helpingwithout being asked and are trusted. They have a heart of respecting otherbelongings and taking care of them as well. They repeated a lot the sentence “everythingis about living for the sake of others” and gave feedback as “I’m going tobecome the future of my nation” “ I will spread this information to others whenI go home“ “I will not do what I used to before coming here.” We learned thehappy dance to perform at the last day with all the volunteers. This experience was not what I expected, but I felt grateful! I will always do my best. Karina Sampaio (Brazil): I gave two lectures so far, about “What does it mean to be good?” and “Brothers and sister love” was very good, they really interacted with me. I show some videos as well and they were very interested in both subjects. I also was doing translation, because Portuguese really neededto communicate with the students here. My goal was that “I’m a pillar” which I felt connectedto. Lot of people there, depend on me, so I needed to be unchanging, alwaystrying to be centering on Heavenly Parents and True Parents. Reminding myselfwhat was I doing there, and for who? Heavenly Parents and True Parents, tosupport True Mother, for this community and also for myself, for my own growthas well to be someone that can offer something better in the future. This experience was a good training for when I am back home.It is a really good opportunity for me to see in each point should I stillimprove to be stronger internally out of this environment. I can see a big future for the people here in São Tomé. I’mhappy to be here and be a part of the foundation for the coming of TrueMother.”last_img read more