Visiting Bit Source in Pikeville, Ky.
U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez visited Bit Source, a new computer coding firm in Pikeville, Ky., on May 11, 2015. Sec. Perez toured the facility and met with former coal miners currently training to become computer programmers, with help from the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP), which provided funds to recruit 10 initial trainees and pay their wages during the training period. Sec. Perez also met with EKCEP staff and former miners and participants in EKCEP's Hiring Our Miners Everyday (H.O.M.E.) jobs program who have trained to enter new careers.
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