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DEARTH OF COMPUTER-LITERATE WORKERS LOOMS IN U.S.

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Despite widespread company downsizing, a major problem facing corporate America is a growing shortage of computer-literate workers qualified to fill available office jobs.

To help meet the challenge of a nationwide "skills gap" a new software teaching and training system named PinPoint has been introduced by Kelly Services, a provider of temporary employees.The new technology instructs temporary workers in newly developed office software programs that execute many computer functions from word processing to pre-sen-tation graphics.

According to a company spokesman, the interactive training system was developed over a period of four years at a cost of more than $20 million.