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McCall: eFolioPA sends paper resumes to the trash can
Thursday, January 15, 2009

SCHNECKSVILLE, Jan. 15 – Pennsylvania House Speaker Keith McCall, D-Carbon, today unveiled eFolioPA at a news conference at Lehigh Carbon Community College. eFolioPA is the state’s latest program to help students and job-seekers of all ages statewide by providing free state-of-the-art electronic portfolios that go far beyond simple paper resumes.

“People looking for jobs in 2009 bring experience, training and skills that simply cannot be transferred to a sheet of paper,” McCall said. “Electronic folios – or eFolios – allow students to prepare a multimedia web presence that gives them a leg up when job hunting, and gives human resource directors much more valuable information on potential applicants.

“I’m proud to support state funding to make eFolioPA a reality at our community colleges – one of our most valuable resources when it comes to career training. By creating this statewide system we’re giving job-seekers a free, reliable web presence, saving individual schools the cost of implementing their own eFolio programs and ensuring consistency for employers.”

McCall was joined by Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Acting Secretary Sandy Vito and officials from Lehigh-Carbon Community College to demonstrate eFolioPA.

“I’ve always said that government can’t create jobs,” McCall said. “But what government can and should do is support common-sense programs like eFolioPA. When a business is looking to create jobs, a well-trained and educated workforce is absolutely vital. Now, with eFolioPA, it will be easier than ever for all workers to get their information to businesses and businesses to find employees ready to hit the ground running. It’s a win-win, and I’m proud to support this program.”

To find out more or sign up for an eFolio, visit www.efoliopa.com .