[Job Service and Unemployment]
North Centeral West Virginia Community Action
Division of Veteran's Affairs
Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center
Teletech / Hirepoint (external link)
West Virginia Workforce (external link)
Pace Enterprises (external link)
We offer free and friendly service to: (a) assist employers in locating a skilled WorkForce, and (b) assist job seekers in locating suitable employment. You can register with us and search for work by visiting our site at: http://www.workforcewv.org
Services for Job Seekers
WorkForce West Virginia staff can assist employees / job seekers. Services provided through the WorkForce West Virginia Centers include, but are not limited to the following:
Unemployment Compensation (UC) is designed to provide benefits to eligible persons who are unemployed through no fault of their own, and who would be employed full-time if suitable jobs were available.
Before you can receive unemployment compensation benefits, you must first file a claim and meet these basic requirements.
When you become totally unemployed, you should report to the claims office that serves your area as soon as possible after you lose your job so you can set up your claim. New claims are taken Monday- Thursday at 9:00am, 10:00am, 1:30pm and 3:00pm. You must report 35-40 minutes before one of the listed times to complete the appropriate paperwork.
Services for Employers
The WorkForce West Virginia Center has the largest database of qualified workers in the state. Experienced staff is able to match customer qualifications such as education, work experience and skills with the requirements of the job opening; recruitment, testing and screening services to assist employers in locating and evaluating qualified job seeking customers.
When posting a job order, you can help us serve you better by having the following information ready when you contact Job Service:
If you would like to place an opening, click here http://www.WorkForcewv.org or call us at 304-285-3120
On-The-Job Training (OJT)
The On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program provides individuals with the opportunity for occupational training by working on the job. The employer, in turn, is compensated for up to fifty (50%) percent of the wages of the participant while in training.
Customized Training is designed to meet the special requirements of an employer (including a group of employers). It is conducted with a commitment by the employer to employ, or in the case of incumbent workers, continue to employ, an individual on successful completion of the training. The employer pays for not less than fifty (50) percent of the cost of the training.
If your company may soon be in the unfortunate position of experiencing a layoff, downsizing, or closing, the Rapid Response program can help. We offer comprehensive programming to ensure that employees have the information and services to weather the dislocation period and secure new employment. Employers can use Rapid Response to provide expert assistance to their employees. Each response is tailored to the individual situation and employee population.
Company closings, layoffs, and downsizing trends pose great hardships on employees, employers, and communities. Relieving the effects of dislocation through cooperation fostered through Rapid Response is a positive and responsible way to help lighten these hardships. While the main focus of Rapid Response is on the affected employees, there are tangible benefits to employers as well.
Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit program offering significant incentives for employers who hire and retain individuals from specific target groups that have in the past experienced difficulty in securing employment, such as long-term welfare recipients and ex-felons.
WOTC allows employers to claim a maximum tax credit of $2,400 on wages paid over the first year of employment and a maximum tax credit up to $9,000 for wages paid in the first two years of employment. The tax credits or any unused portion of the credits can be carried back one year or forward 20 years from the year in which the employer claims the credit. Under Public Law 110-28, the WOTC Program has been granted a 44-month extension through August 31, 2011.
During the last program year from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008, 5,576 Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) applications were certified for a tax credit resulting in an estimated $6.6 million in tax credits to West Virginia employers.
For more information call 304-558-5050.
Governorís Guaranteed Work Force
The Governorís Guaranteed Work Force Program has been funded through the WV Legislature since1990. It is West Virginiaís industry-specific, flexible, customized training program.
This program offers technical assistance and funding to eligible companies that have a WorkForce training need that directly supports the transfer of knowledge and skills to existing employees or new hires.
Awards are based on need, as well as wages and benefits, the location of the facility, number of employees and number of individuals to be trained.
To learn more about how the Governorís Guaranteed Work Force Program can assist your company, please call (304) 558-7027 or email trainingapplication@WorkForcewv.org.