Announcements and Events

Aircraft Structures Training Program is a successful 8-week class to prepare individuals for a new career in airframe repair and assembly, in collaboration with local aerospace companies actively hiring entry-level workers.

For assistance, you may contact one of our local offices


South Western West Virginia Region II Workforce Development Board Request for Proposal (RFP) for a Comprehensive Out-of-School Youth Program.


Request for Proposal (RFP) for South Western West Virginia Region II Workforce Invest Board, Inc. One Stop Operator.


Request for Proposal (RFP) for Region VI Workforce Development Board One Stop Operator.


Request for Proposal (RFP) for Region I Workforce Development Board One Stop Operator.


Northern Panhandle Workforce Development Board Request for Proposal (RFP) for One-Stop Operator.


Request for Proposal (RFP) for Northern Panhandle Workforce Development Board, Inc. On-the-Job Training Program.


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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.


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.

Employers

Your Road to Success Starts Here

WorkForce West Virginia is the state’s one-stop resource center for workforce development. Our state and local offices are designed to serve not only those looking for work, but also help our business and industry partners find and hire skilled employees ready for the job.

Individualized Attention

In West Virginia, we value all of our business partners from local start-ups to global companies and understand that every business has unique and specialized needs. Our team stands ready to help your business throughout every stage of the employment process.

  • Database of job seekers. WorkForce West Virginia provides employers with access to the state’s largest online database of potential job candidates.Through this portal, employers can also post active job listings and receive applications.
  • Employee training. West Virginia companies have access to a number of program options to ensure employees have proper education and training. The team at WorkForce West Virginia can help your company determine the best program, locate viable candidates and even arrange on-the-job training for employees.
     
Let's Train WV

Hiring is now more affordable thanks to Let’s Train WV, a federally administrated grant program that allows businesses in West Virginia to train new hires and get reimbursed for wages up to $10,000 per eligible participant. To see if your business is eligible, simply take this quiz and learn more information.



  • Labor market data. Our dedicated research time can provide your business with current, comprehensive and segmented labor market information.
  • Business services. WorkForce West Virginia can help connect you with business services in your local community to meet address a variety of immediate and long-term company needs.
  • Unemployment assistance. WorkForce West Virginia also provides companies with assistance unemployment processing assistance. 

Our Goal

At WorkForce West Virginia, our goal is to strengthen West Virginia’s business climate by supporting our state’s strong business partners and helping job seekers find employment, maintain stable jobs and advance in their careers. Please let us know how we can help your business achieve success.

WorkForce West Virginia Local Offices

We are here to help. Please search below to find an office near you or call 1-800-252-JOBS (5627)

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Claimants call UC Benefits & Technical Support – 304-558-3309
Employers call UC Contribution 304-558-2674

ES Planning, Evaluation and Support
Mellissa Moore-Hobbs
304-558-7800
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Partner Services

The WorkForce West Virginia WIOA Partners

Pathways to the Future: This site is a collection of resources, tools and people to help students with disabilities, through the journey from youth to adulthood. Plan for your future by exploring pre-employment transition services on jobs and careers, education/training after high school, independent living skills, and partners and programs to help you along the way.

Adult Education and Literacy Services: To enable adult workers to be literate, productive, and successful in the workplace, home, and community by delivering responsive adult education programs and services.
https://wvde.state.wv.us/abe/

Vocational Rehabilitation Services: The West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) helps people with disabilities establish and reach their vocational goals. The primary goal for all DRS clients is to become productive working citizens.
http://www.wvdrs.org/

Career and Technical Education (Perkins): Career Technical Education (CTE) programs are changing, evolving and innovating to better serve West Virginia's needs by preparing students to help drive our success and vitality. Further, CTE is creating an educational environment that integrates core academics with real-world relevance. CTE is transforming expectations and making a difference for students, for businesses and industry, for West Virginia and for the global community.
http://careertech.k12.wv.us/

Community Services Block Grant: To provide resources and support for a community of partners working to improve the lives of West Virginians.
http://www.oeo.wv.gov/communityservices/Pages/default.aspx

Indian and Native American Programs: Our purpose is to reduce unemployment among American Indians, traditionally the least serviced and poorest group in the United States.
www.cotraic.org

HUD Employment and Training Programs: HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination, and transform the way HUD does business.
http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/states/west_virginia

Job Corps: Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life.
http://www.jobcorps.gov/Home.aspx

LVER/DVOP: Veterans and eligible persons meeting eligibility requirements may be referred to specific veterans’ program staff for specialized services.  Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialists (DVOPS) are responsible for providing intensive services to qualified veterans at the WorkForce center or itinerant site with a goal of long term sustainable employment of the veteran. Local Veteran Employment Representatives (LVER) conduct outreach to employer and employer groups such as business, industry, and other community-based organizations by serving as an advocate for the hiring of veterans
http://workforcewv.org/job-seekers/veterans.html

National Farmworker Jobs Program: The National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) provides eligible farmworkers and their dependents with the means to reach self-sufficiency through better employment.
http://www.telamon.org/west-virginia-nfjp.aspx

Senior Community Service Employment Programs: The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a community service and work-based training program for persons age 55 or older with limited incomes
http://www.wvseniorservices.gov/GettingAnswers/OverviewofAgingProgramsInWestVirginia
/SeniorCommunityServiceEmploymentProgram/tabid/105/Default.aspx

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF): The TANF program provides temporary financial assistance to low income families. While receiving TANF benefits, recipients will look for employment to try and achieve self-sufficiency. If you have questions or need to know how to apply for TANF, including what documents are required, you need to contact the local office.
http://www.tanfprogram.com/west-virginia-tanf-program-tp48

Trade Adjustment Assistance Programs: Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) helps people who became unemployed due to layoffs as a result of foreign imports or a shift of production out of the United States.
http://workforcewv.org/job-seekers/training/trade-assistance.html

Unemployment Compensation Programs: Unemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to workers unemployed through no fault of their own that meet West Virginia's eligibility requirements. 
http://workforcewv.org/unemployment.html

YouthBuild: At YouthBuild programs in the United States and across the globe, low-income young people learn construction skills to help build affordable housing and other community assets such as community centers and schools.
http://www.rchawv.org/

West Virginia Community and Technical Colleges: The mission of the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia is to promote and provide high-quality, accessible, and responsive education and training opportunities that maximize student learning, improve the standard of living for West Virginians, and contribute to the economic vitality and competitiveness of our state.
http://www.wvctcs.org/index.php/2013-06-28-14-19-missio19/n

West Virginia High Education Policy Commission: West Virginia’s four-year public higher education system includes 12 campuses that offer vast opportunities for a high-quality education at an affordable cost. Together with these institutions, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission has embarked upon a five-year statewide master plan, Leading the Way: Access. Success. Impact. that builds on recent progress and sets forth bold aspirations for higher education in the state – and a means to achieve them.
http://www.wvhepc.edu/

West Virginia State Department of Minority: The Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affair's (HHOMA) mission is to provide forums for discussion of minority issues and assist in the development of strategies to deal with those issues.
http://www.minorityaffairs.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx