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Owsley Countian Rodney Smith Finds Work at Home through Teleworks USA

It was the summer of 2016 and Rodney Smith had been looking nearly four months for a new job. Ultimately, he figured he had two choices: remain in Owsley County and continue his job search locally, or move somewhere else where job prospects are more plentiful.

In the end, Smith says, his choice was pretty clear.

“I could have gone out of here to Lexington or somewhere and got... (more)

Creation of Nearly 70 Remote-Work Jobs in Owsley County Lauded by Officials at Teleworks USA Digital Workforce Celebration

With the hope of further expanding the digital economy across Eastern Kentucky, Owsley Countians, as well as local leaders and officials with Teleworks USA, joined together Friday, Feb. 24 at the Owsley County Action Team office in Booneville to celebrate the nearly 70 jobs that have been brought to the county through teleworking opportunities with Teleworks USA.

An initiative of the... (more)

Multi-Employer Job Fair Set for March 7 at HCTC Lees College Campus in Jackson

Multiple regional employers will be on-hand for a multi-employer job fair set for Tuesday, March 7, at the Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) Lees College campus in Jackson, Ky.

Middle Kentucky Community Action Partnership, in conjunction with the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc., (EKCEP), the Kentucky Career Center JobSight, and HCTC, will be hosing the... (more)

Visit to Gateway Community Action Connects Frenchburg Native Loreta Robinson with New Job

When Loreta Robinson’s employer announced plans to move the customer service center where she had worked in Winchester, Ky., she decided not to follow the job to Michigan, instead opting to remain in her native Frenchburg and look for work closer to home.

After all, Robinson possessed a skill set employers look for in potential hires and plenty of experience in administrative and... (more)

State Unemployment Services Set to End in Bell, Harlan, and Pike Counties

Clients seeking services at Kentucky Career Center (KCC) JobSight locations in Bell, Harlan, and Pike counties with the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training will notice a change in the coming days.

As part of the Education and Workforce Cabinet’s efforts to reorganize Kentucky Career Center locations throughout the state, Office of Employment and Training (OET) operations will... (more)