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EKCEP Employer Services Team Assists Welding Company, Phillips Diversified, with Apprenticeship to Retain Skilled Employees

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)

Gateway Community Action Helps Menifee County College Grad Find Career in Hometown

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)

‘Mega Job Fair’ set for March 6 in Louisa

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)

Paths 2 Promise Helps Knox Countian Melissa Hurst Achieve Life Goals and Support Her Family

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)

Daniel Boone Community Action Helps Manchester Couple Find Employment Close to Home and Close to Each Other

Kimberly and David Inman lead an uncommon life. Not only is the Clay County couple able to live together with their daughter in their hometown, but they are also able to work side-by-side, thanks in large part to the Daniel Boone Community Action Agency (CAA).

Clad in navy and black scrubs, David and Kimberly sit next to each other in an exam room at The Good Heart Corporation heart... (more)