Wolf met at Rutter’s York headquarters for an hour with nearly a dozen company employees, including store managers who had worked their way up from entry-level positions, said the Business Journal.
It was the first time the Pennsylvania governor had visited the company’s headquarters, although in a “shameless plug,” Wolf said he is “a long-standing customer."
The word needs to get out that college isn’t for everyone and that good jobs are available to people who don’t go to a four-year postsecondary institution, said Suzanne Cramer, director of recruiting and human resources for Rutter's, during the roundtable.
Wolf, a supporter of boosting Pennsylvania’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $12 an hour, also said government and the private sector can do a better job of spreading that message.
“We are proud to host Gov. Wolf in our offices. With roots in Pennsylvania that date back to 1747, we have a rich history of evolving our business and meeting our customers’ needs to remain relevant,” said Hartman. “It is wonderful to see the governor connect with us on that vision and share those similar values. His work on behalf of the people of Pennsylvania has been meaningful to our growth efforts, and we are grateful he was willing to come meet with our team members and engage in a productive dialogue.”