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LEGAL NOTICE: WorkForce West Virginia, a division of the Department of Commerce, announces the availability of U.S. Department of Labor National Dislocated Worker Grant Funds for 2015 Severe Storm/Flooding clean-up 2015 Severe Storm and Flooding affecting (29) counties. West Virginia counties affected are as follows: Barbour, Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Jackson, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Marshall, McDowell, Mingo, Monongalia, Putnam, Raleigh, Ritchie, Roane, Summers, Tyler, Upshur, Wayne, Webster, Wirt, Wood and Wyoming. Continue reading.


PREVAILING HOURLY RATE OF WAGES: During its 2015 Regular Session, the West Virginia Legislature enacted Senate Bill 361 which made substantial changes to West Virginia law governing the determination and administration of prevailing wage rates under Article 5A, Chapter 21 of the West Virginia Code. This legislation mandated that WorkForce West Virginia establish by June 1, 2015, a new methodology to determine the prevailing hourly rate of wages to be paid for the construction of public improvements subject to the article. Read more….


NEW FOR EMPLOYERS: Online filing has been improved and employers can now transmit unemployment separation information electronically. Learn more….


ATTENTION DISLOCATED MINERS AND FAMILY:
If you were laid off after March 1, 2012, you and your family may qualify for a training grant.

Visit the WorkForce West Virginia Dislocated Miner page
for more information.

 

IF YOU ARE A MINER WARNED ABOUT A MASS LAYOFF:

Find out about unemployment benefits and other services available to you Learn more.


COMMENTS REQUESTED. President Barack Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act(WIOA) into law on July 22, 2014. WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.   Input from the state and local workforce leaders, as well as other stakeholders, is critical to the success of WIOA implementation. WorkForce West Virginia would like to provide workforce system partners and stakeholders an opportunity to provide input virtually throughout the implementation period. Please email wfwioacomments@wv.gov  with your questions, concerns and ideas regarding WIOA implementation.


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JOB RELATED EVENTS

 

JOB FAIR -An opportunity to meet directly with a potential employee/employer.

 

Day/Time Date Location Link
Friday – 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. July 24, 2015 South Branch Job Fair
Wednesday – 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. July 31, 2015 South Branch Job Fair

 

WORKSHOP - Improve your job seeking skills.

 

Day/Time Date Location Link
Thursday -10 a.m.- 1p.m. August 27, 2015 WorkForce West Virginia Charleston Resume Writing and FAFSA Workshop
Thursday -10 a.m.- 1p.m. September 24, 2015 WorkForce West Virginia Charleston Resume Writing and FAFSA Workshop
Thursday -10 a.m.- 1p.m. October 22, 2015 WorkForce West Virginia Charleston Resume Writing and FAFSA Workshop
Thursday -10 a.m.- 1p.m. November – to be determined WorkForce West Virginia Charleston Resume Writing and FAFSA Workshop
Thursday -10 a.m.- 1p.m. December – to be determined WorkForce West Virginia Charleston Resume Writing and FAFSA Workshop

 

 

YOUTHBUILD - Job training and opportunity for ages 16-24.

 

 

YOUTHBUILD IS HIRING MOTIVATED LEARNERS
For more information call Youth Build at 304-637-9008 or apply in person at 300 Boundary Street, Elkins. This is located  between Maplewood Cemetery and North Elementary School.  http://www.rchawv.org/youthbuild

 

VETERANS -Job opportunity and training for Veterans and their family.

 

Day Date Location Link
Friday July 31, 2015 Huntington Veteran’s only Job Readiness Workshop
Friday August 28, 2015 Huntington Veteran’s only Job Readiness Workshop
Friday September 25, 2015 Huntington Veteran’s only Job Readiness Workshop
Friday October 30, 2015 Huntington Veteran’s only Job Readiness Workshop
Friday November (To be determined) Huntington Veteran’s only Job Readiness Workshop
Friday December (To be determined) Huntington Veteran’s only Job Readiness Workshop

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Featured Jobs

 

Updated 7/24/15

 

Barboursville:
Sales Agent, Barboursville ($650.00/wk)

 

Belle:
Accounting/Finance Manager, Belle ($16.00/hr)
Master Scheduler, Belle ($31.00/hr)
Rail Track Installation Supervisor, Bluefield ($18.00/hr)
Carpenter Helper II, Belle ($15.50/hr)
Certified Carpenter, Belle ($26.78/hr)

 

Benwood:
Machinist, Benwood ($15.00/hr)

 

Bluefield:
Rail Track Installation Supervisor, Bluefield ($18.50/hr)

 

Bridgeport:
Truck Mechanic, Bridgeport ($4167/month)

 

Buckhannon:
Production Associate, Bridgeport ($16.15/hr)
Route Salesperson, Buckhannon ($625.00/wk)

 

Charleston:
Travel Field Interviewer, Charleston ($15.00/hr)
Guest Service Aide, Charleston ($25.00/hr)
Site Manager-Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston ($35,000.00/yr)
Technical Service Manager, Marine, Charleston ($45,000.00/yr)
Chemical Operator, Charleston ($17.75/hr)

 

Clarksburg:
Equipment Road Mechanic, Clarksburg ($16.00/hr)
Maintenance/Electricial, Clarksburg ($16.00/hr)
Truck Drivers, Charleston ($40,000/yr)
LPN/CNA, Clarksburg ($17.00/hr)

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Positions open with the WV Department of Health and Human Resources
WV DHHR has many job opportunities whether you have a college degree, years of experience, or sometimes even straight out of high school/GED.  Some of our positions consist of Nursing, Child Protective Service Worker, Health Service Worker, Economic Service Worker, Child Support Workers, Office Assistants, Secretarial, Social Service Workers, and many other positions.  Please follow this link to learn more about the application process. If you have any questions feel free to call email us at DHHRRECRUITER@wv.gov.


Apprenticeship Opportunities:

Mineral Wells: West Virginia Construction Craft Laborers’ Trade now accepting applications.

Wheeling: Iron Workers Accepting Apprenticeship Applications