Mercer Working to Rebuild Workforce

GROVE CITY, Pa. – An initiative underway at Penn-Northwest Development Corp. is helping to respond to the population bleed and the need to fill open jobs in the region’s workforce.

Called the Homegrown Initiative, the effort is designed to rebuild the workforce across Mercer County.

“Like so many other communities, we’ve struggled with population loss,” says Eric Karmecy, division chief for West Central Job Partnership. “While the job market has rebounded from the pandemic, it’s also more competitive than ever.”

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