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File #: 180849    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 9/27/2018 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 9/27/2018
Title: Recognizing October 2018 as Manufacturing Month, and Further Honoring Weber Display and Packaging for their more than 120 years of dedication to the Manufacturing Industry in the City of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez
Attachments: 1. Signature18084900.pdf
Title
Recognizing October 2018 as Manufacturing Month, and Further Honoring Weber Display and Packaging for their more than 120 years of dedication to the Manufacturing Industry in the City of Philadelphia.

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WHEREAS, Careers in manufacturing are characterized by above average wages and rewarding work with a well-defined career path. There are over 20,000 manufacturing jobs in the City of Philadelphia, yet area manufacturing companies regularly have difficulty filling open positions; and

WHEREAS, Thanks to the ongoing work of the Mayor's Manufacturing Task Force, manufacturers, government and nonprofits have started to address the skilled-labor shortage they face, through outreach, education and program development; and

WHEREAS, Philadelphia's manufacturing companies add to the vitality and prosperity of our community by providing above average wages and creating family sustainability. Manufacturing makes a significant contribution to the local, state and national economy; and

WHEREAS, Philadelphia and the region helps to support an estimated 17.2 million jobs in the United States-about one in six private-sector jobs. Nearly 12 million Americans (or 9 percent of the workforce) are employed directly in manufacturing; and

WHEREAS, Since 2012, the first Friday in October has been recognized as National Manufacturing Day and has been previously recognized by this body. To celebrate Manufacturing Day, groups locally, regionally, and nationally will sponsor projects and programs designed to create greater awareness and consciousness of the manufacturing sector; and

WHEREAS, This year the City, led by the Office of Industry and Manufacturing, with external partners including the School District of Philadelphia, Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center, Philadelphia Works, Weber Display and Packaging, NextFab, Rhoads Industries, First Quality Retail Services, has expanded the celebration to span the month of October; and

WHEREAS, There will...

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