YORK, Pa. (WHTM) — Governor Tom Wolf visited Wolfgang Confectioners, one of the oldest family-owned chocolate companies in the U.S., to announce expansion in both funding and jobs.
The $3.5 million investment into the project will retain 375 jobs and create 95 new, full-time jobs.
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“Wolfgang is renowned in York County and across the United States and is a major contributor to Pennsylvania’s historic food and confectionary manufacturing reputation,” Gov. Wolf said.
According to the press release, the expansion includes the redevelopment of an underutilized production line and the addition of a new production line that will accommodate increased consumer demand and support the facility in operating 24/7.
The news comes a week after Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor & Industry reported the state’s latest unemployment numbers, which fell to 6.9% in June, dropping one-tenth of a percentage point from May. Nationally, the unemployment rate rose one-tenth higher to 5.9%.
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“We are incredibly excited about Wolfgang expanding its operations and creating 95 new positions,” York County Economic Alliance (YCEA) President and CEO Kevin Schreiber, said. “The company’s continued growth is testament to York County’s stronghold in confection and food production.”
The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team. For more information, go to the team’s website by clicking here.