Announcements and Events
DEADLINE TO FILE DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE APPROACHING
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginians in Jackson and Lincoln Counties have just over a week before the deadline to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. Read more.
Governor Tomblin, Congressional Delegation Announce $3.5 million Grant to Help Workers Following Flooding
Federal dollars to support 250 temporary jobs for flood clean-up
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito, and Congressmen Evan Jenkins and Alex X. Mooney today announced that West Virginia has secured a $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to offer 250 temporary jobs for flood disaster clean-up activities in the 12 counties under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster declaration. Read more.
FEDERAL DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE EXTENDED TO RESIDENTS OF SEVEN ADDITIONAL COUNTIES
All WorkForce West Virginia offices now open to assist with claims
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – WorkForce West Virginia today announced that Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits will be expanded to include qualifying persons residing or working in Clay, Fayette, Monroe, Roane, Summers, Pocahontas and Webster counties. Residents and workers in Kanawha, Greenbrier and Nicholas Counties were declared eligible earlier this week. Read more.
Electronic Benefit Card Information
Effective March 1, 2016, the electronic payment card for receiving unemployment compensation benefits will be the Key2Benefits MasterCard. Payments issued on March 1, 2016 and thereafter will be loaded to this card. Read more.
Help for Coal Miners
We can help if you’ve been laid off from the mines. There’s federal money for classes and training for you, your spouse and children. Even your gas and child care is covered! Read more.