Governor Wolf Announces Accolade Will Create 250 New Jobs; Hosts Roundtable on Budget Investment in Pennsylvania’s Economy

first_img Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Plymouth Meeting, PA – Today, Governor Wolf visited Accolade, a consumer healthcare engagement company, to announce the company’s plans to expand its headquarters in Plymouth Meeting and create 250 new, full-time jobs. While on site, the governor toured the facility and hosted an employee roundtable to discuss his budget investments in job creation, economic development, and growing the middle-class.“Accolade’s decision to choose Pennsylvania as the best place for its fifth expansion over any other location speaks volumes to our highly-skilled and dedicated workforce,” said Governor Wolf. “I applaud Accolade for recognizing and investing in the great talents of our first-class workforce. My budget proposal continues to support companies like Accolade who are dedicated to expanding in the commonwealth and creating good, middle-class jobs for Pennsylvanians.”Accolade will expand operations at its existing facility at 660 West Germantown Pike in Plymouth Meeting. This is the company’s fifth expansion since 2012. The company will invest $2 million in the project, and it has committed to creating 250 new jobs over three years and to retaining 541 existing positions. New employee hiring is expected to begin in April 2017.“Accolade is honored to receive an offer of support from the commonwealth,” said Elizabeth Napolitano, Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Accolade. “We look forward to putting it to good use in expanding our employee base across all of our business units and in providing our Health Assistants access to additional technology to help them better serve our clients in getting the best healthcare outcomes.”Accolade received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $500,000 Pennsylvania First program grant and $500,000 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 that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.Governor Wolf’s budget continues to invest in 21st century manufacturing, workforce development and training programs while also implementing new safeguards to ensure taxpayer dollars for economic development projects are spent appropriately and intended outcomes are met.Governor Wolf plans on investing in job creation by:Partnering with the commonwealth’s research universities and Industrial Resource Centers to accelerate manufacturing technology advancement and adoption, foster manufacturing innovation and commercialization, and build a 21st century workforce.Creating a new apprenticeship grant program to ensure workers can receive training aligned to business workforce needs, funded with revenue recovered from companies that fail to live up to previous commitments made when they received state assistance.Investing $5 million in a manufacturing training-to-career grant program to partner with technical programs and community colleges to develop new training programs that align with their workforce needs.Accolade, Inc. is an on-demand healthcare concierge for employers, health plan, and health systems. Accolade’s team of compassionate, trusted professionals is supported by breakthrough science and technologies to guide people through the healthcare system in a deeply personalized manner. Accolade customers experience industry-leading engagement levels, satisfaction scores unseen in health care, better health outcomes, and cost savings of more than 10 percent. Accolade has been recognized as one of the nation’s 25 most promising companies by Forbes magazine, the fastest-growing private healthcare company by Inc. 500, and a Top Workplace for five consecutive years. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter March 02, 2017center_img Governor Wolf Announces Accolade Will Create 250 New Jobs; Hosts Roundtable on Budget Investment in Pennsylvania’s Economylast_img read more

No. 13 Oregon looks to extend streak vs Cal

first_img Associated Press SAVVY SENIORS: Oregon’s Payton Pritchard, Shakur Juiston and Anthony Mathis have combined to account for 46 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 57 percent of all Ducks points over the last five games.MIGHTY MATT: Matt Bradley has connected on 38.7 percent of the 155 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 8 for 16 over the last three games. He’s also converted 86.1 percent of his free throws this season.UNDEFEATED WHEN: Cal is a perfect 10-0 when its defense holds opponents to a field goal percentage of 41 percent or less. The Golden Bears are 3-16 when allowing opponents to shoot any better than that.STREAK STATS: Oregon has won its last 15 home games, scoring an average of 81.2 points while giving up 63.8.DID YOU KNOW: Oregon is rated second among Pac-12 teams with an average of 75.2 points per game.___ No. 13 Oregon looks to extend streak vs Cal Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCal (13-16, 7-9) vs. No. 13 Oregon (22-7, 11-5)Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, Oregon; Thursday, 11 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 13 Oregon looks for its seventh straight win in the head-to-head series over Cal. In its last six wins against the Golden Bears, Oregon has won by an average of 11 points. Cal’s last win in the series came on Feb. 11, 2016, an 83-63 victory.center_img For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, March 4, 2020last_img read more

Bermuda to get First Black and First Female Governor

first_img“I am conscious that this announcement is being made in challenging times; as Bermuda looks to the future, I will work in earnest with the elected government, through the exercise of my duties, to support and promote the island’s strengths and resilience,” she said, adding that “my family and I are looking forward to contributing fully to life in Bermuda as we get to know the people and culture.” Government House said Rankin, a Scotsman who took up the Bermuda post in December 2016, will transfer to another appointment in the UK’s Diplomatic Service. Lalgie has worked in the UK’s Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, including as the deputy director for information economy and cybersecurity. She served as a justice of the peace for eight years until 2015 and was the head of Counter-terrorism and Security Review in the UK Treasury from 2007 to 2008. Lalgie, who is currently the director of the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation in the United Kingdom Treasury, said in a statement that she is ‘immensely proud’ to serve Bermuda as its first female Governor. CMCcenter_img “The island rightly has a reputation as a beautiful place to live and a great environment in which business can flourish. It is a first-class legal jurisdiction with some of the highest international standards in combating financial crime. HAMILTON, Bermuda – Bermuda is to get its first female and first black Governor later this year, it was officially announced on Friday. Government House said Rena Lalgie, who is married with two children, will succeed John Rankin in December.last_img read more