Clinton: Jobs push will help tornado-ravaged city

CHICAGO (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton has some good jobs news for Joplin, Mo., as it works to recover from a devastating tornado.

Clinton is in Chicago for the Clinton Global Initiative conference. On Wednesday, the Democrat announced that a technology company has promised to create 1,000 jobs in rural Missouri over the next five years with a focus on Joplin.

The company is Onshore Technology Services. It trains people to work in information technology.

The commitment for the new jobs was made at the two-day conference Clinton is holding that's focused on reviving the American economy.

Clinton says the company eventually plans to create 12,000 new jobs in the coming decade in other parts of rural America.

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