Pa. Governor Eliminates Degree Requirement For 65,000 State Jobs

  • In his first executive order, signed Tuesday, new Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro eliminated the college degree requirement for 65,000 government jobs.
  • The executive order loosens educational requirements for 92 percent of government jobs. Shapiro’s office has directed state hiring managers to prioritize work experience over formal educational background.
  • “We’re sending a clear message to our workers, whether you went to college or gained experience through work, on-the-job training or an apprenticeship, we value what you bring to the table, and we want you here,” Shapiro said during his inaugural address.