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WorkForce West Virginia is a state government agency funded through the U.S. Department of Labor that oversees the state unemployment insurance program as well as a network of workforce development services designed to provide West Virginia's citizens and employers the opportunity to compete in today’s competitive global economy.
WorkForce West Virginia is a one-stop center for work force resources, including job opportunities, unemployment compensation, training, tax incentives and labor market information. All of our services are available at 13 comprehensive career centers throughout the state. In addition, WorkForce West Virginia has the largest online database of job seekers and job openings in the state.
By making available the appropriate educational and training opportunities, West Virginia can provide its citizens with the work skills needed by businesses currently in the state or planning a West Virginia location. Click here to learn more.
The Business and Industrial Development (BID) Division has three different teams, each specialized in an integral area of business development. Their aggressive efforts have won, retained and strengthened business for West Virginia in astounding rates.(https://westvirginia.gov/divisions/business-and-industrial-development/)
Jobs & Hope West Virginia is the state’s comprehensive response to the substance use disorder crisis through a statewide collaboration of agencies to provide West Virginians with hope that comes from meaningful employment opportunities. One such involved agency is the West Virginia Department of Education Adult Education program, which helps adults acquire and improve functional skills necessary to enhance the quality of their lives.(https://jobsandhope.wv.gov/)
Pierpont Community & Technical College serves North Central West Virginia through its Center for Workforce Education by providing a range of customized training to assist companies in retention and expansion plans.(https://www.pierpont.edu/academics/workforce-continuing-education/)
The Office of Apprenticeship is designed to connect career seekers with employers and education partners to promote apprenticeship opportunities. Preston County is served through the Region VI office in Clarksburg via Mouse.Adam.K@dol.gov and (304) 623-7034.(https://www.apprenticeship.gov/)
The Resource Navigator® allows you to conduct your own customized business resource research 24/7.(https://wvbusinesslink.com/resources/)
The WV Adult Education programs build skills for success by providing adults with the opportunity to acquire and improve functional skills necessary to enhance the quality of their lives as workers, family members, and citizens. These programs play an important role in fostering productive employment, effective citizenship, personal and family growth, self-esteem, and dignity for adult learners.(https://wvde.us/technical-education/)