WorkForce West Virginia provides assistance to individuals seeking employment. We work with employers to identify local job openings so that we can assist individuals in getting back to work or help them obtain a better job. We can also assist individuals with career exploration, job hunting tips and techniques that include resumes, preparing for job interviews, and analyzing the local labor market.

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WorkForce can make finding a job easier! Enroll in the MACC, West Virginia’s largest database and begin browsing jobs that match your interests and skill level.

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Training and Education Opportunities

Interested in starting a new career that requires additional training or education? WorkForce can help get you started.

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WorkForce partners with various agencies and service providers to help ensure you get the best resources, tools, and support.

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Explore Career

Are you ready to start a new career but aren’t sure where to start? WorkForce can help you explore new career options.

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Job Fairs

Job Fairs are a great way to meet employers and to find a new job.

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We offer resources to help veterans successfully transition from military service and meet their employment goals through training programs.

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Local Offices

Visit a Local Office for job services or assistance in filing an unemployment claim.

Unemployment Overview

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Unemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to workers unemployed through no fault of their own that meet West Virginia’s eligibility requirements.

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Downloads and Forms

Individuals can view and download the Claimant Handbook, Work Search Activity Log, and access many other important unemployment resources.


If you have been denied unemployment benefits, you have the right to file an appeal. It is very important to understand the appeals process and what is expected of you. Click here to learn more!

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Claimant FAQs

Find answers to the most commonly asked questions about unemployment.

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Short-Time Compensation for Individuals

STC helps prevent layoffs! With STC, employees work reduced hours while collecting partial unemployment benefits to supplement their temporarily reduced wages.