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Obama to announce effort to boost high-tech training, hiring

1 year 10 months 1 week ago March 09, 2015 Mar 9, 2015 Monday, March 09 2015 March 09, 2015 1:37 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is focusing on high-tech jobs in his bid to make progress on stagnant wages in this country.

Obama has obtained commitments from more than 300 employers as well as local governments in 20 regions of the country to train and hire high technology workers in an effort to drive up higher-income employment.

People familiar with the program inside and outside the White House said Obama is to announce the program, called TechHire, during a speech Monday to the National League of Cities.

The initiative is designed to prepare U.S. workers for a growing number of technology jobs.

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