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WorkSource offers free online classes

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KENNEWICK, Wash.--WorkSource offers free online classes. Recent layoffs in the area mean a lot of people are now looking for work. WorkSouce offers several programs to help people including free online classes.

 WorkSource has renewed a contract with Microsoft for online computer courses to help people fine tune their resumes. It's good news for people who want to polish their resume skills. They have classes online at WorkSource for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more. Anyone can get certified in these classes for free.

Services Manager Candice Bluechel says "if you're unemployed you don't have money for these kinds of things, if you have a large family you may not have the money for this kind of thing. If you're an employer you may not have money for training." Small businesses are telling employees to take advantage of the free program to renew their skills. Classes are done at your own pace in multiple languages. 

So far 1,250 people in Tri-Cities have registered for classes. There are also technical training classes available.