We're currently working to attract skilled individuals from other states and other nations. We have small-scale initiatives in place to do so. Moving forward, we will continue to responsibly manage growth. All are welcome to our Johnstown community.
Vision Together 2025 was founded by a community driven process. The conversation to reverse Cambria County’s 80 years of population decline has been and will always be community driven.
Greater Johnstown School District is already overwhelmed with the transient population, how will they possibly be able to add any additional children?
Greater Johnstown School District, as well as our other local school districts, are significant partners in all conversations about growing our population. We have been working together to ensure capacity exists to absorb additional kids wherever they might hail from.
Why are we bringing in more people before taking care of the homeless and veterans in the Johnstown community?
There are local safety nets already in place to help those in need. Newcomers will not strain those services already being provided to the homeless and veterans in need.
No, we are not attracting criminals to Johnstown.
What strain will additional residents have on an already overwhelmed community? i.e., schools, healthcare, childcare, or other service providers who don’t have the capacity to deal with the people who are currently here?
Newcomers will reduce the strain on all of us by growing our tax base, investing in our homes and neighborhoods, and enabling local businesses to grow.
Johnstown has many open positions for both skilled and unskilled workers who are willing to learn. “Skilled” workers might want to come to Johnstown because of the atmosphere, recreation, or low cost of living. Our city is continuously growing and expanding with new grants and funding which will help create a better atmosphere.
Yes, these jobs are similar to the ones that your family members or friends have. Many of them are outside of the service industry. Some are union jobs. Some are office jobs.
Every person coming to Johnstown will be here legally. They are vetted and are coming to Johnstown to look for a job that fits their skillset. They will be treated similarly to someone moving here from another state. They will work and pay taxes like the rest of the community.
These jobs have been available to the residents of Johnstown for a few years now. If you are a Johnstown resident and wish to find a job, please contact JARI.