Monday, November 02, 2009

Nixon Launches Microsoft Training, Gets Jobs Questions

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Governor Jay Nixon announced a partnership with Microsoft Monday that will provide free computer training to nearly 25,000 Missourians.

It's called "Elevate America" -- and at no cost to the state, people can get online tutorials and earn certifications on variety of information technology platforms. Nixon touted the 24,750 available slots at a stop in Springfield.

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To get a voucher needed to participate, click HERE and hit up the "Microsoft Voucher" tab.

PLUS: THE UNEMPLOYED ASK FOR HELP

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Man, drawing unemployment, searching for work asks Gov. Nixon: "What are my options if the federal extended benefits run out?"

Nixon: "I expect . . . they're going to continue to extend that. But you don't want unemployment, you want a job."

Adds: "We will work to make sure that we sensitize our federal partners about how important it is to keep these basic unemployment benefits moving . . ."

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