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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Corbett Signs 'Keystone Works' Bill

David Schugt (left), owner of Schugt Manufacturing in Dover, gives Governor Tom Corbett (center) and Rep. Stan Saylor a tour of the facility as Duane Dettinger works on a machine. The Governor ceremonially signed HB 1539, legislation that will help to connect unemployed Pennsylvanians with employers who are looking for new hires. The program allows unemployment compensation claimants to receive training directly from an employer looking for people to fill openings in high priority occupations. High priority occupations are those which are in demand by employers, usually require higher level skills and likely provide higher wages.These occupations are determined by the Department of Labor & Industry using labor statistics such as importance of this occupation to its industry, annual job openings, job quality and labor supply.

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