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KCEOC JobSight Helps Whitley Countian Stephanie Sawyers Get Back on Her Feet, Back into the Workforce

Even the best of plans seem to have a habit of not working out quite as we’d hoped—Whitley Countian Stephanie Sawyers knows that all too well. Luckily, help came in the form of her local Kentucky Career Center JobSight, which gave her the resources to get her plan back on track

Sawyers was struggling to make ends meet for her family before 2017.

“I’d actually been working at a... (more)

NKCAA Gives Lawrence Countian Christopher Sizemore Resources to Find Gainful, Lasting Employment at Home Instead of Abroad

Lawrence Countian Christopher Sizemore says he can’t believe how different his typical working day is now compared to just one year ago. Waking up before the sun and looking forward to a 30-hour-or-more work shift was normal for him—not to mention the 1,000 miles that stood between he and his family—as he worked for weeks at a time with an oil drilling company in Texas.

“I needed work,... (more)

KCEOC JobSight Helps Knox Countian Andrew Garrison Obtain CDL License and Get on the fast Track to Dream Job

When he graduated high school, Knox County resident Andrew Garrison faced a question that many young adults do: What am I going to do with my life?

“I pretty much worked at Kroger for a while, but I wanted to learn how to drive,” Garrison says, adjusting his seat in the offices of KCEOC Kentucky Career Center JobSight in Barbourville, Ky.

Garrison explains that by driving he didn... (more)

KCEOC Assists Knox Countian Dustin Yother in Becoming Lineman, Landing Dream Job

Knox Countian Dustin Yother has only ever wanted to be a lineman—it’s in his blood.

“My dad and two uncles were linemen, so that’s something that I’ve always wanted to do,” Yother says as he sits in the conference room of the KCEOC Kentucky Career Center JobSight in Barbourville, Ky.

Yother’s interest in lineman work intensified during high school when his class toured the... (more)

Harlan County CAA Assists Laid Off Coal Miner Shawn Rigney to Finish College, Stay in his Hometown

Some stories span decades and take years to tell. The story of Shawn Rigney’s career has spanned nearly 15 years so far, and it’s a story the Harlan County native says will continue thanks to the career and employment services offered at his local Community Action Agency.

The former coal miner sits in the conference room of the Harlan County Community Action Agency (CAA) in Harlan, Ky... (more)