Andrea Mathis was about to enter her third month of submitting job applications and looking for work near her home in Lee County. Her search wasn’t going well, and by February 2019 she was on the verge of giving up and looking at the possibility of moving away from Eastern Kentucky to find employment.
“I started putting in applications in December, and I had put in 20 or more,” she says... (more)
Clay Countian Joseph Taylor started off the new year in 2019 with a huge accomplishment—becoming a welding journeyman with Phillips Diversified Manufacturing, a contract manufacturer with five facilities in Clay and Jackson counties.
“I can only go up from here, and just continue to better myself,” Taylor says.
Taylor’s success and optimism for the future, he says, comes from... (more)
Frenchburg native Dacey Meeks is grateful that her commute to work does not take her out of her hometown—a reality she never thought would be realized until she made a fateful visit to her local Gateway Community Action office.
“If it hadn’t have been for Gateway, I probably wouldn’t have had the opportunity to get the job that I have today,” Meeks says.
Meeks struggled to find... (more)
Eastern Kentuckians looking for a new job or career will have the chance to apply with nearly 30 employers from a variety of industries during the upcoming Mega Job Fair, held in partnership between Northeast Kentucky Community Action Agency and Kentucky Career Center JobSight.
The job fair will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6 at the Lawrence County Community Center, located at... (more)
Knox Countian Melissa Hurst was in a bind.
With three children and her husband newly laid off, she was faced with figuring out how to quickly help support her family—there was just one problem. As a long-time stay-at-home mom with no high school diploma or GED, her options were almost nonexistent in her small-town.
However, with the assistance of the KCEOC and the Paths 2 Promise... (more)