New Program Creates Technology Jobs

President Obama’s newest job program is securing employers nationwide who are committed to creating jobs in technology.

The program, called Tech-Hire is set to be unveiled today by the president.

President Obama says there are commitments from more than 300 employers and local governments to boost training and hire technology workers.

The initiative is designed to prepare U.S. workers in fields where technology is becoming more prevalent.

The White House says the program is an effort to drive up higher-wage employment because unemployment rates continue to drop, but wages remain flat.