A new survey conducted by Forbes Magazine and Statista ranks Pennsylvania among the leading employers in the state.
On the list of 97 state employers, Pennsylvania is one of four government entities to be named, Gov. Josh Shapiro announced.
“The commonwealth offers Pennsylvanians a chance to serve one another every day,” Shapiro said in a statement. “We’re emphasizing skills and experience in hiring for government jobs and state troopers, investing in mental health resources for our employees and their families, and expanding internship and apprenticeship programs to bring more people into state government to create new pipelines for talent.”
Secretary of Administration Neil Weaver said state agencies need qualified employees to help deliver services relied on by residents.
“I believe the opportunity to have a rewarding career and make a positive impact through public service makes us stand apart from most employers,” said Weaver. “Our recruiters are attending hundreds of job fairs each year in schools and communities across the state to raise awareness about all that we have to offer.”
Skills and experience are emphasized in state hiring, along with the following:
- Expanding internship opportunities for high school and college students to raise awareness of public service and create new pipelines for talent.
- Creating internships and apprenticeships for non-degree students pursuing careers in a variety of fields.
- Offering the William and Hannah Penn Fellowship for job seekers with advanced degrees.
- Establishing a Commonwealth Chief Diversity Officer to lead diversity, equity, belonging, and inclusion initiatives across Commonwealth agencies.
Another recent survey by Forbes and Statista had Pennsylvania ranked nationally as a leading employer by recent college graduates.
Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista to survey 70,000 employees across the U.S. Participants were asked if they would recommend their employer to family and friends, and to evaluate their employer on company image, compensation packages, diversity, potential for development, and working conditions.