>>State To Launch Online Job Training Program
(Harrisburg, PA) -- The state is planning to launch a free online job training program. Department of Labor and Industry officials say about 435-thousand Pennsylvanians are currently unemployed, and businesses are struggling to fill positions. They added that with the shifting economy, they're interested in providing a mechanism so that job seekers in Pennsylvania can connect to the skills that they need. Skill Up PA was first tested in Lancaster County, and officials say it had positive results. The program is set to launch on August 14th.