HARRISBURG – A bill which would create a Recovery to Work pilot program to connect individuals suffering from substance use disorders with high-priority occupations through local workforce development boards has passed the PA Senate. Bill sponsor, Bedford County Sen. Wayne Langerholc says the pilot program would be led by the Department of Labor and Industry with the assistance of the Departments of Health, Community and Economic Development, and Drug and Alcohol Programs, along with the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency. As part of the program, local workforce development boards will work with the treatment and recovery community as well as local employers and training providers to find job training and employment opportunities. Senate Bill 69 was sent to the state House for consideration.

SEN. WAYNE LANGERHOLC