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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.


Request for Proposal: WIOA National Dislocated Worker Grant 2016 Severe Storm and Flooding

In accordance with National Dislocated Worker Grant (NDWG) guidelines, the State of West Virginia is seeking proposals from public of private nonprofit organizations capable of employing dislocated workers as temporary workers for disaster relief clean-up activities in designated areas of West Virginia that were damaged by recent storms and flooding. 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 TWO ADDITIONAL COUNTIES

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 Jackson and Lincoln counties. 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.


FEDERAL DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS OF KANAWHA, GREENBRIER AND NICHOLAS COUNTIES

All WorkForce West Virginia offices now open to assist with claims

CHARLESTON, W.Va. –WorkForce West Virginia today announced Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits are available to qualifying persons residing or working in Kanawha, Greenbrier or Nicholas County.  These counties were part of the June 25, 2016, Major Disaster Declaration from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 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.