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Paths 2 Promise Gives Knox Countian Amber Bays New Life After Overcoming Dark Past

Knox Countian Amber Bays sits in the KCEOC Community Action offices in Barbourville dressed professionally in slacks and a flowered blouse. A small grin slowly spreads across her face.

“Because of my past, I never dreamed I would be in the position I’m in today. To be able to have the things I have—not just material things, but the sense of accomplishment,” Bays says, her eyes lighting... (more)

Morgan Countian Nathaniel Patrick Sees the Country and Works Dream Job with Help From Gateway CAA

The great American road trip—traveling from coast to coast and seeing all the United States has to offer in between. Americans rarely dream this seemingly farfetched dream in 2018, but, because of help from an expert career advisor at Gateway Community Action, Morgan Countian Nathaniel Patrick is living it.

“Out here it’s just an adventure. I’m making money to go on an adventure,”... (more)

Nearly 300 Attend Hiring Event for Wellcare

Nearly 300 jobseekers turned out for a hiring event this week to apply for 40 positions with a new customer contact center in Hazard.

Wellcare, in partnership with the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP) and Kentucky Career Center JobSight, hosted the hiring event at the Hazard JobSight on Tuesday, June 26. By the end of the day, company representatives had... (more)

KCEOC Helps Knox Countian Matthew Smith Become Lineman and Assist in Hurricane Irma Recovery Efforts

Imagine waking up every morning knowing that your office space could give you a completely new view every day. Knox Countian Matthew Smith, a B Lineman with Bowling Energy in Harlan, Ky., says that’s what his new job has offered him—a job he got thanks to a training program offered through KCEOC Community Action —and he can’t believe how lucky he is.

Of course, Smith didn’t start out... (more)

Paths 2 Promise Helps Two Harlan County Natives Reach Their Goals in Life, Career

Everyday, people do things thinking it will bring them closer to achieving their goals. Whether in life, work, or any other avenue, goals can be motivators to better ones life—but sometimes motivation isn’t enough. A newer program, Paths 2 Promise (P2P), has emerged to try to help combat some of the factors that might hinder some Eastern Kentuckians from reaching their goals.

Harlan... (more)