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Eastern Kentuckians Affected by Layoffs Due to COVID-19 Eligible for Career Assistance Through New ReWork EKY Program

Eastern Kentuckians and their spouses affected by layoffs due to the current COVID-19 pandemic are now eligible to receive assistance through a new program—ReWork EKY—that will help connect them with training or new job opportunities and quickly get back to work.

ReWork EKY is funded through a National Dislocated Worker Grant awarded to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development... (more)

Teleworks USA Helps Johnson Countian Doris Ramey Land Dream Job Working from Home with Healthcare

The phone crackles as Doris Ramey settles into her office chair at her home in Johnson County.

“Here I am now with like three monitors and a big desk,” Ramey says, laughing about how much her life and home have changed since she took a teleworking job with BroadPath, a customer service company specializing in healthcare needs, thanks in big part to Teleworks USA.

Working from... (more)

EKYWORKS 2.0 27-COUNTY WORKFORCE ASSESSMENT LAUNCHES WITH EMPLOYER AND RESIDENT SURVEYS

The EKYWorks 2.0 workforce study will focus on gathering valuable information about Eastern Kentucky’s future talent pipeline and updating critical quantitative data gathered during the region’s first-ever comprehensive workforce study conducted in 2016. The EKYWorks foundational study was spearheaded by One East Kentucky in partnership with Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (... (more)

Kentucky Career Center JobSight Announces New Toll-Free Hotline for Unemployment, Workforce Services Assistance in Eastern Kentucky

If you’ve lost your job due to ongoing issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet and the Kentucky Career Center JobSight network of career centers throughout Eastern Kentucky have instituted a new regional, toll-free hotline to ensure issues with filing a claim for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits will be quickly addressed and... (more)

Louisa Native Kennedy Marcum Says Layoff Was Blessing in Disguise with Assistance from Northeast Kentucky KCC JobSight

After more than a decade in the coal industry, Lawrence Countian Kennedy Marcum never thought he would utter such blasphemous words.

“Getting laid off was a blessing, honestly,” he admits, adjusting in his seat in the Northeast Kentucky Career Center JobSight offices in Louisa. “I didn’t think a layoff would become a blessing.”

In 2016, Marcum, like many others, believed he’d... (more)