Governor Josh Shapiro plans to offer incentives to fill jobs struggling most with staffing shortages. News Radio KDKA's Shelby Cassesse explains.
Shapiro tells News Radio KDKA he will propose a three-year incentive of up to $2500 a year for newly certified teachers, police officers and nurses. All fields currently struggling to hire.
“One in four nursing jobs in Pennsylvania are unfilled, we’re short more than 1,200 municipal police officers all across this commonwealth,” said Shaprio. “We’ve got kids cramming into overstuffed classrooms because we’ve got so many teacher vacancies.”
According to administration officials, the tax credit would apply to new certifications issued starting in 2023.
The proposal is expected to be a part of Shapiro's first budget plan - which he's scheduled to release Thursday.