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Pa. community briefs

March 30, 2009

Community outreach event set for displaced Pa. workers



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Community Service Outreach event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, for Franklin County residents who have been affected by layoffs and downsizing at employers.

The event hosted by the Franklin County Commissioners and South Central Workforce Investment Board will be held at the Quality Inn, 1095 Wayne Ave.

County, state and non-profit agencies will present information on the following topics:

o Health care coverage

o Financial planning

o Education and training

o Stress management

o Social services

o Legal services

o Starting your own business

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o Unemployment compensation services

There is no cost to attend.

For more information, contact Derrick Donnell at PA CareerLink Franklin County at 717-709-4901 or e-mail him at ddonnell@state.pa.us.




Pa. policy committee launches new Web site



HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Senate Majority Policy Committee has launched a new Web site to keep the public informed about legislative policies and initiatives, according to Sen. Richard Alloway II.

Alloway said the site, www.pasenatepolicy.com, provides the public with information on the issues that have the greatest impact on Pennsylvanians. The site will include issue briefs, weekly session notes and information on the topics the General Assembly is expected to consider in the coming weeks and months.

"This site is a valuable resource for citizens who are interested in the issues, and it serves as a vital tool for legislators to set the agenda for upcoming legislation," Alloway said.

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